Tag: cargo security


Building a Supply-Chain AP Team from Tee to Green

Building a Supply-Chain AP Team from Tee to Green

EDITOR’S NOTE: Mike Combs is director of asset protection, global supply chain at The Home Depot. Prior to assuming this role in 2008, he was director of loss prevention for AutoZone for six years and held various LP positions with Macy’s for eight years. Combs earned a master of science   Read More


Keeping Pace with the Global Retail Supply Chain

Keeping Pace with the Global Retail Supply Chain

The retail supply chain network is a critical component of the retail machine. While many may view the heart of retail as the interactions and events that happen within the store, this support system has always fueled the way. Through a complex web of processes and activity, a well-managed supply   Read More


The Lurking Costs of Cargo Theft

The Lurking Costs of Cargo Theft

Cargo theft often is thought of as a silent and victimless crime despite the fact that it accounts for losses of billions of dollars annually in the United States. The most common incidences of cargo theft involve gangs who steal high-value commodities from loaded trailers. Substantial losses can also occur   Read More


Supply-Chain Asset Protection Exec Maurizio Scrofani Takes Leading Role with GRUPO ALTO’s US Organization

Supply-Chain Asset Protection Exec Maurizio Scrofani Takes Leading Role with GRUPO ALTO’s US Organization

One of the retail industry’s leading supply-chain and asset protection executives, Maurizio Scrofani, LPC, CCSP, has been appointed vice president with ALTO US. In his new role, Scrofani will manage the development of the supply-chain security and intelligence sectors of ALTO’s loss prevention and retail security services.

“With Scrofani in this   Read More


In-Transit Cargo Theft: Impacting the Retail Supply Chain

In-Transit Cargo Theft: Impacting the Retail Supply Chain

A recent survey of retail security directors showed that almost half of those polled had been the victims of a supply-chain disruption directly related to cargo theft in the past year. This is a significant increase from recent years.

Envision the following scenario. You are at home around 8:15 at night   Read More