Avante’s Container Security System Starts with Box Stuffing
Product Source Security Issues
Security of supply chain against “weapons of mass destruction,” contraband smuggling, and other unauthorized materials starts at controlling the source of products and whomever is responsible in putting such products into the container. Answering the following questions is critical for any supply chain security management.
- Who shipped the products?
- What are the products?
- Who loaded the products?
- Who checked and sealed the container?
CONTENT AND BOX STUFFING MONITORING
While certification of trusted partnerships is a key component of supply chain operations, the basic motto of “trust but verify” still applies. AVANTE designs the following patented and patent-pending technologies to automate verification:
- Those that are involved in the loading process should be properly certified and bear a personnel ZONER badge along with the inspectors from local or other authorities.
- The RELAYER reader-monitor and ZONER tags should be signed-off and issued by proper authorities and placed outside and inside of the container by trained staff.
- If chemical, biological, radioactive and/or other sensor modules are to be incorporated, they are connected to the ZONER tags for reporting to the RELAYER reader-monitor.
- Initiate the loading and departure from the box stuffing control areas using a RELAYER PDU handheld unit.
- Monitor the following parameters and report data either in real-time or at the port yard area:
- The total time of transit.
- Any time interval that the driver(s) are not with the container.
- Any exceptions in terms of temperature, shock, and if used, chemical, biological, radio-active and other sensor measurements.
- Any opening of the container and for how long.
- If cellular-satellite communication unit is used along with GPS, the actual route of transit and any exceptions should be recorded.