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CILTSA seminar targets latest supply chain threats

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Elvin Harris, CILTSA president: “The seminar will empower delegates with insights and tools that mitigate supply chain threats.”
Elvin Harris, CILTSA president: “The seminar will empower delegates with insights and tools that mitigate supply chain threats.”

In a recent study conducted by multinational business consultancy, PwC, supply chain threats are increasing in scope and impact. Some of the key findings from the report include:

  • Man-made attacks on supply chains are increasing. Transport and logistics companies will need to take security concerns into account when choosing transport routes.
  • Greater investments to secure ICT systems from cyber-attacks will be absolutely mandatory.
  • No supply chain will ever be 100% secure – better technology and well-trained people can make a big difference.

According to the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in South Africa (CILTSA): “In light of the rising security threats impacting the logistics, transport and supply chain industries, CILTSA is bringing together leading experts for its crucial Safety and Security Seminar.” 

Taking place on May 22nd in Sandston, Johannesburg, the seminar will equip attendees with the insights and strategies needed to navigate today’s complex security landscape.

Gideon Joubert, head of Projects at Sakeliga: “Private initiatives can help secure vital trade routes.”
Gideon Joubert, head of Projects at Sakeliga: “Private initiatives can help secure vital trade routes.”

Protecting enterprise from a multifaceted enemy

From cyber-attacks to infrastructure theft, the logistics industry faces a multitude of challenges, states CILTSA. The half-day seminar will delve into several critical issues, offering practical solutions while fostering collaboration among industry stakeholders.

A panel of industry experts will address critical infrastructure vulnerabilities and explore effective mitigation strategies, while case studies will showcase successful risk management strategies and innovative telematics solutions for enhanced security.

Attendees will gain valuable insights from a distinguished speaker line-up, including:

  • Gareth Newham, Head of the Justice & Violence Prevention Programme at the Institute for Security Studies, will provide an in-depth analysis of South Africa’s current security environment, helping businesses make informed risk management decisions.
  • Martin Fick of SVR will shed light on the specific safety and security challenges plaguing logistics, transport and supply chains across South Africa.
  • Gideon Joubert, Head of Projects at Sakeliga, will explore how private initiatives can significantly contribute to public safety efforts and secure vital trade routes.
  • Thorsten Neumann, President and CEO of the Transported Asset Protection Association (TAPA) in the EMEA region, will bring attendees up to speed on the latest regulations and developments regarding transport, facility, and security requirements.
  • Kgabiso Manthara, Regional Specialist at ABSA, will equip attendees with the knowledge to combat emerging cyber security threats and implement effective mitigation techniques.
  • MasterDrive’s Eugene Herbert will discuss strategies for promoting positive driver behaviour, a key factor in reducing accidents and cargo loss.

Knowledge-sharing to safeguard supply chains

“Safe and secure transport, logistics and supply chains are the foundation for a thriving economy,” says CILTSA President, Elvin Harris. “This seminar is designed to empower businesses with the insights and tools they need to safeguard their operations and ensure the smooth flow of goods. Safe and secure transport, logistics and supply chains are critical for success for businesses operating in this space.” 

The CILTSA seminar aims to share knowledge and best practices, as well as foster collaboration, says Harris. “By showcasing innovative technologies and solutions, we can contribute to improving safety and security in logistics, transport, and supply chain operations.”

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