STRONG GROWTH IN APAC
will provide a seamless transition from the time of a TAPA Security Standards audit until certifi cation is issued.
More work will be completed with Government agencies across the globe to achieve Mutual Recognition of the TAPA Standards with EU AEO, Aviation Security Programs (AVSEC), AEO and Singapore Customs STP Plus etc.
IN CONVERSATION: TONY LUGG
TAPA APAC 2018 was another year of strong growth and positive developments for TAPA APAC.
One of our major achievements was the inclusion of TAPA’s FSR Levels A, B and C requirements in the Australian Government Security Construction and Equipment Committee (SCEC) standard in the storage of consignments with prescribed security classifi cation. This was a clear endorsement of the government’s confi dence in our Facility Security Requirements (FSR).
In terms of training, the region broke all previous records by conducting 27 training sessions for 874 members across 10 countries in 4 diff erent languages; English, Chinese, Cantonese and Japanese.
The global agreement to roll out the TAPA Global website and TAPA Global Vigilant also gave us an exciting opportunity to align the Association's branding across all regions. You will see further developments in 2019.
The kick-off of the Multi-Site Certifi cation Project and the TSR Modular Project were major value-added achievements for our members too. As supply chain regulatory and compliance requirements become even more complex and costly, this program will ultimately deliver effi ciencies to member companies to enable them to certify more sites
at a cost neutral or lower auditing costs basis and help us to increase the number of TAPA certifi cations.
Our transition work towards TAPA 2020 and the future opportunities this strategy will create is another important step forward as we aim to achieve greater alignment of TAPA globally.
Moving forward, TAPA will gear up its back offi ce to support those companies which are moving their manufacturing to Low Cost Countries (LCC) to ensure they can maintain the resilience of their supply chains. We will continue to control our costs by driving effi ciencies through the automation of back offi ce functions hosted on a secure cloud platform. Part of this automation includes TAPA’s Global Members’ Audit Tool, which
'TAPA intends to work directly with government agencies to facilitate the exchange of cargo crime incident data under the governance of a formal MOU and we plan to develop joint LEA and IIS member workshops to help promote the reporting of cargo-related crimes.'
TAPA’s Incident Information Service (IIS) remains a key tool for members in their day- to-day supply chain risk management and we plan to invest in a pilot for IIS back offi ce support to further enhance the intelligence we can make available. This pilot will involve investing in technology to improve our ability to identify supply chain threats, risks and losses, and to maintain the IIS database in a low-cost country providing active incident monitoring and liaison with global Law Enforcement Agencies with open source data. TAPA intends to work directly with government agencies to facilitate the exchange of cargo crime incident data under the governance of a formal MOU and we plan to develop joint LEA and IIS member workshops to help promote the reporting of cargo-related crimes.
As always, we invite members to participate in TAPA activities by joining our working groups or sharing more ideas on your industry needs when you see an opportunity for TAPA to add value. We also invite members to examine their supply chains and use our self-certifi cation Security Standards model to provide baseline security to mitigate risks and align their TAPA program with government supply chain security programs.
We have an exciting year ahead of us and a very proactive Board of Directors and volunteers in the APAC region who are ready to drive these initiatives forward.
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