TAPA AMERICAS: Building a Stronger Supply Chain, Link by Link
The 2013 T2 Meeting - "Implementing Security Best Practices" will be July 10 - 11, 2013 at the Microsoft Headquarter Offices in Redmond, WA. More details coming soon.
The 2013 T3 Meeting - "Assessing the Global Supply Chain" will be November 13 -14, 2013 in Miami, FL. The TAPA World Wide Council will be in attendance at this meeting.
A 1-day “FSR Auditor- Recurrent Training” is tentative scheduled for November 15th . In the first quarter of 2014, a full 2-day training for new auditors and general membership is tentatively scheduled to follow the 2014 T1 Meeting to review the new standards. (Location is still to be determined.)
Standards Lead to Solutions
When you join TAPA, you’re aligning your company or organization with an internationally recognized leader in the fight against cargo crime.TAPA AMERICAS represents one of three primary branches of TAPA worldwide -- the other two being TAPA EMEA (Europe and Africa) and TAPA APAC (Asia/Pacific). These branches include chapters in South Africa and Mexico, with new chapters developing in other countries plagued by cargo crime. Each TAPA branch or chapter participates in the worldwide organization while also addressing the needs of its own regional members.
Evolution of TAPA Security Requirements
Steve McHugh, Vice Chair of TAPA EMEA authored the attached article "for those of you who want to know more about forthcoming changes to the TAPA Security Standards. It is an honest attempt to set out the reasons behind the TAPA World Wide Councils decision to support some practical changes that for the most part have been requested by members using the standards or those responsible for overseeing the programs." (Read Article)