The importance of reporting supply chain crimes
Identifying and reporting supply chain security threats
CEN is the Comité Européen de Normalisation, (in English, the European Committee for Standards). This European body has outlined standards and protocols for truck drivers and operators who come into contact with crimes that threaten security to the transport and logistics supply chain. These threats and crimes can be reported using the downloadable guidelines below, contained within the incident reporting document CEN TN 379. They include :
Attack of driver/crew;
Hijack, i.e. the use of force (armed or unarmed), threat or intimidation to kidnap the driver/crew in order to take the vehicle;
Theft of vehicle - stealing of vehicle with/without the shipment/cargo, while driver/crew is not present;
Theft of cargo - the stealing of shipments/cargo from vehicle without any confrontation with the driver/crew;
Better security enhances transport reliability
Below is a copy of the latest PDF guidelines. This document is designed to help transport operators identify and report any threats, crime or attacks witnessed in their operations. This is critical because supply chain security has evolved as a major issue to enhance transport reliability. Over the years, many security measures have been proposed and implemented. Various government programmes have been developed to protect against terrorism, but effective security measures depend on public/private co-operation.
CEN reporting guidelines standardize crime reporting
The operators in the supply chain have identified crime as a major threat to supply chain operability. However, the scale of various crime incidents is rather unclear. A systematic approach to measure the seriousness and magnitude of crime in the European freight transport has not been established.”
Communication on incidents in accordance with the general agreed format will allow authorities and other stakeholders in the supply chain to set up an accessible database that provides clear information on incidents occurring during transport activities. The information can be used for risk assessment and as a base for measures to reduce the number of incidents.