FAIR LAWN, N.J., Jan. 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Terrorism, smuggling, product diversion, counterfeiting, and supply chain interruption threaten the safety, reputation and bottom line of any company that depends on global trade.
Since 9/11, there have been hundreds of attempts by terrorist organizations to penetrate the supply chain. In light of recent geopolitical events, many experts expect this risk to remain extremely high.
Cargo theft worldwide is estimated to cost businesses as much as $60 billion per year, which includes the expense of the missing product, efforts to recover the goods, as well as increased insurance premiums, litigation and customer loss.
"Terrorist cells, drug cartels, and other organized crime groups are all targeting the commercial supply chain. Relying on antiquated or ineffective safeguards is why many companies have been victimized. Not utilizing the very best asset protection practices and security technology significantly increases this risk," explains Barry Brandman. "I'll be discussing tried and proven strategies and tactics that have enabled companies to significantly mitigate these risks and keep their supply chains moving in a secure, cost-effective manner."
About Barry Brandman:
Barry Brandman is the CEO of Danbee Investigations (http://www.danbeeinvestigations.com), an organization that works with hundreds of domestic and international firms, including many global manufacturers, distributors and transportation companies. Danbee Investigations specializes in security problems that directly threaten profitability and sustainability, such as product loss, terrorism, smuggling, sabotage, cyber crime, counterfeiting and diversion.
Barry is the author of two security manuals, has appeared on network television and been interviewed by publications such as USA Today, Forbes, Global Logistics & Supply Chain Strategies, and the Journal of Commerce. He has also served as a consultant for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
Barry has been a speaker for organizations such as U.S. Customs & Border Protection, the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals, the Supply Chain Integrity & Risk Forum, the Foreign Trade Association, the FDA Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Conference, and the National Retail Federation.
The American Association of Exporters & Importers is the premier trade organization representing those immediately engaged in and directly impacted by the developments pertaining to international trade.
AAEI advocates on behalf of U.S. companies on trade policy issues before the U.S. Congress, trade compliance practices and operations before Executive Agencies, and multi-lateral organizations including the World Trade Organization and the World Customs Organization.
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