The supply-chain web is spun so intricately that it’s impossible to know it, truly. Perhaps the most we can aim for is to gain knowledge about one link, then another, and gradually appreciate more fully how pieces fit together. Maybe it’s not realistic—when it comes to today’s supply chain—to have
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Articles by Maurizio P. Scrofani, CCSP, LPC
A retailer that doesn’t get a loss problem under control has a real problem. It bites into profit margins and pushes them closer to the brink. But a proactive asset protection strategy changes all of that.
RFID technology allows companies to know where in their process any particular asset is, so they can monitor the speed of production, the time of delivery, or any other factor that will help them to see how long their processes actually take—and control assets by knowing where they are at
The future of shopping malls looks bleak in many ways. Could the “mall within a store” model be the right answer for today’s consumers?
Once the symbol of American retail strength that was exported across the globe, the mall is seeing a hazy future. As people shop more online and want something different from their downtime, the mall has become a destination that is approached as a last resort rather than a first choice.
A supply-chain asset protection (SCAP) and risk-management program should include supply-chain risk mitigation plans that help decrease the severity of disruptions throughout the value chain and provide the analytical insights required to develop a flexible supply chain to support each 24/7 channel.
A supply-chain network design that doesn’t take into consideration
Supply-chain asset protection (SCAP) in business has traditionally been reactive instead of proactive. SCAP teams are often housed in headquarters or a regional hub and called upon to investigate incidents and deal with the outcomes. That means the “protection” side of the role isn’t aggressively fulfilled, and the process becomes
Over the years, enterprise needs for supply-chain asset protection (SCAP) have undergone a transformation from lock-and-key security operations to more integrated supply-chain security and facilitation networks. By taking advantage of the latest technology, this evolution is possible. However, too many organizations look to technology as a cure-all. This leads to
Technology regarding assets is moving at a fast pace. To be able to accurately monitor and track assets is of paramount importance to many industries and can protect the assets that a company has. Radio frequency identification (RFID) technology is one way that any company can track its assets accurately.