The International Supply Chain Protection Organization’s (ISCPO) Annual Global Security Conference is back in full swing since their last event in 2020. This show unites global supply chain industry professionals, law enforcement, and select solution providers to tackle some of the current challenges facing the retail supply chain networks, including ransom negotiations, social media investigations, workplace violence and so much more.
Hosted at the 7-Eleven Store Support Center in Irving, Texas April 11-13, this conference is a great opportunity to learn some key best practices in the global supply chain security realm and collaborate with other professionals to find unique solutions all while staying in front of the ever-changing landscape that is the supply chain.
During the opening comments, ISCPO President and Board Chairman Rhett Asher announced the passing of the guard, nominating Glenn Master to be the new ISCPO president and Board chairman. Master is currently the director of asset protection and enterprise security for McLane, Inc. He is also the co-founder of the ISCPO and after spending six years as a board director and advisor.
“I am extremely honored and humbled to be assuming this leadership role as the organization is approaching a decade of existence,” says Master. “The ISCPO was just an idea with fellow co-founders Rod Fullenwider and Byron Smith recognizing a need in the industry for a supply chain security networking platform. What we have been able to achieve, along with former and current board members over the last nine years has been extraordinary. I am looking forward to leading the ISCPO into a new chapter that includes the expansion of international markets, while continuing to grow our membership and premier vendor partner base.”
The ISCPO also thanked Asher for his strong leadership, his contributions, and his forward guiding direction during the last three years as the President and Chairman. Rhett will continue to stay involved assisting the ISCPO as a member of the Board of Directors.
At the end of the conference, The Loss Prevention Benevolent Fund was selected to receive a $2,000 donation from the International Supply Chain Protection Organization.
“I was honored to accept this generous donation to help support the LP/AP professionals hurt or killed while working in our profession,” said Mat Schriner, LPC, senior director of operations at the Loss Prevention Foundation and vice chair for the Loss Prevention Benevolent Fund.
“We are honored to once again be able to support the Loss Prevention Benevolent Fund,” Asher said. “The ISCPO is focused on promoting, educating, and advocating for supply chain security and protection, but our hearts continue to be with the loss prevention community and its many hybrid AP/SC professionals.”
The LP Benevolent Fund was established to provide charitable financial grants to families of loss prevention professionals following a serious injury or loss of life while conducting the duties of their profession.