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TAPA – The Americas continues its supply chain security webinar series. On Thursday, October 10th, the topic will be, “Blockchain: The Basics.”

Supply chain security is an ever-increasing topic among global manufacturers, as incidences of theft, fraud, and counterfeiting and even infiltration by cyber-attackers become more frequent and more widespread. That said, there is still a mystique around blockchain. Blockchain certainly offers some exciting possibilities to fix some of the persistent security issues associated with the global supply chain. However, technology alone will not eliminate the many risks associated with the industry.

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Join us in Nashville, Music City USA, December 10 – 11, 2019 for the TAPA AMERICAS T2-Meeting. This annual event offers members access to relevant research, resources, and presentations addressing current and emerging issues in supply chain security, resilience, and cargo theft.

You’ll have the unique opportunity to meet Cargo Crime Task Forces from around the country at the local, state, and national levels, all coming together in one location. This premier event offers a unique opportunity to build relationships and advance your knowledge in this critical field. Read more ...

Time constraints, budgets, and travel restrictions make it difficult for many industry professionals to continue their professional education.  Webinars offer an excellent solution. The Transported Asset Protection Association (AMERICAS) finds 5 benefits of their webinar series.

Flexibility
Webinars enable members to access learning material anywhere at any time. This is exciting news for those who do not have time or geographic access learning material.

Timetable Availability
The learning timetables of seminars offered at onsite meetings do not provide flexibility to members. Webinars have made it possible for members to log in and access the webinars on-demand in the members-only library.

Cost-effective
Members who use webinars for education find it cheaper since traveling costs and other expenses that demanded by onsite learning.  It also allows them to gain additional membership value by increasing their access to the benefits of member engagement and online learning.

Interactivity
Speakers are more approachable online, and members are more comfortable asking questions through chats and discussions as opposed to face-to-face interactions. Webinars put all attendees in an equal position to contribute to the virtual seminar.

Better Understanding of Content

According to a study by the U.S. Department of Education, "on average, members in online learning conditions performed modestly better than those receiving face-to-face instruction." The department of education found out that members who take online learning perform better than those who use face-to-face learning.












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We are pleased to invite TAPA members and non-members to join our upcoming webinar: "Cargo Theft Trends and Methods." The event is Thursday, August 8, 2019 at 2:00 PM EDT.

This webinar will be presented by Scott Cornell, 2vp Transportation Leader, and Crime & Theft Specialist, Travelers Inland Marine. Scott has been in the insurance industry for 15-years with Travelers and is currently leading the Cargo/Transportation division. Before his current role, he conducted investigations for 25-years, specializing in cargo theft and transportation, internal theft, embezzlement, and corporate investigations and is a nationally recognized expert in the cargo theft field. Scott helped create a fully dedicated cargo theft unit for Travelers, known as SIG (Special Investigations Group), and is a co-inventor of a patented process for methods and systems for providing customized risk mitigation and recovery to an insurance customer. He and the SIG team regularly partner with law enforcement and cargo task forces nationwide.

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