The International Supply Chain Protection Organization (ISCPO) has recently announced Associated Couriers, INC. has been officially awarded the ISCPO Carrier Certified designation, as part of the ISCPO’s Carrier Security Audit & Certification program.
Associated Couriers, INC. has achieved full compliance with ISCPO Carrier Security Requirements, which includes a comprehensive due diligence process and analysis of various security standards necessary to ensure the integrity of goods flowing through the carriers and their clients’ extended supply chain.
“We will continue to see the demands on e-commerce from both consumers and businesses. There is an inherent increase in complexity and risk within transportation,” says Byron Smith, vice chairman of the ISCPO. “The ISCPO Carrier Security Audit & Certification program helps recognizes those that execute above and beyond in universal controls and standards, carrier accountability, and transparency within the marketplace among the growing third-party regional carriers.”
Carriers awarded the ISCPO Carrier Certified designation demonstrate their commitment to maintaining elevated levels of security, both internally and externally with their clients. By adhering to one framework of standards set by the ISCPO, time and resources are saved on all fronts. Clients have peace-of-mind that their goods are secure while in transit. Carriers save time and expense by not having to toggle between different client security programs. And, the end customer gets their package on time.
“Earning ISCPO certification is a landmark achievement,” says Anthony W. Anderson, CEO of Associated Couriers, Inc. “Ensuring the multiple stages of security necessary is a baseline value for logistics providers, especially final mile and e-commerce partners. We go above and beyond by using top of the line technology to track each package and monitor each delivery until final delivery. We provide photo POD and e-signature to our customers to ensure closed-loop tracking and a near 100% on-time performance record. We take great pride in maintaining an impeccable record of near zero loss, which reflects our strict adherence to security protocols and efficient practices, and continuous investment in loss prevention staff and technology.”
ISCPO Vice Chairman Smith adds, “The ISCPO team would like to congratulate the Associated Couriers Team on their achievement. Their more than 40 years of logistics experience has formed a solid framework of best practices in internal operating procedures, delivery and return protocols, loss and theft prevention programs along with their dedicated people and facility management. Associated Courier, INC leads the way with high industry standards as a regional carrier.”
Ken Snarzyk, the safety and compliance officer, stated he is honored to have earned an ISCPO certification. “It ensures security for our network through to the final mile and is an excellent addition to our US DOT, TSA and C-TPAT certifications. We are continuously committed to upholding the highest security and chain of custody standards for all of our clients’ logistics and supply chain needs.”
For more information about the ISCPO Carrier Audit & Certification Program: ISCPO Carrier Security Audit & Certification Program