Logistics and warehouse security issues are a big concern for operation managers. Warehouses and yards are constantly changing and bustling with lots of activity all day long. Keeping employees and visitors safe and reducing the risk of theft is essential to the success of your facility and business.
Cargo theft Costs Canadians $5 billion/year
Cargo and warehouse crimes are often underreported. According to InsideLogistics, $35 million in cargo theft losses were reported in 2019, a steep jump from $2.1 million five years earlier. Thefts from warehouses and storage facilities jumped from 10% in 2019 to 25% in 2020. The Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) estimates cargo theft costs an average of $5 billion per year.
Some common logistics and warehouse security issues include theft of cargo or truck parts from parked vehicles, pilferage often from within your organization, and unauthorized visitors accessing your facilities. With the proper security setup, you can reduce these and other risks and protect your business. There are many ways you can lessen your risks, including fencing, security cameras, lighting, and security patrols. This post will break down three logistics and warehouse security issues and provide some guidance on mitigating them using security cameras and systems.