Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Holiday Cargo Theft: A Concern for the Pharmaceutical Supply Chain

During the seven major holidays in the United States, cargo theft rates increase by 28% on a per-day basis compared with the remaining calendar days.

FreightWatch International, an industry leader in providing cargo theft intelligence through data collection, analysis, and customized reporting, released a report outlining the statistics and concern over the increase of cargo theft during the holiday season.

The FreightWatch report analyzes the statistics supporting this commonly understood maxim in an attempt to better explain the increased risk faced by shippers and their supply chain providers.

By commodity, pharmaceutical thefts increases from 6% to 8% during the holiday.

It is critical that all members of the supply chain protect their inventories from theft, adulteration, fraud, and counterfeiting through increased vigilance and by deploying solutions and technologies.

To read the FreightWatch International Holiday Cargo Theft report, visit: http://www.freightwatchintl.com/?q=webfm_send/31

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