June 29, 2022

Exponential security in logistics: Real gains in the production process

Luiz Neto, Security Specialist and Corporate Security Manager, ICTS Security Brazil, explains how to apply exponential security to logistics. According to him, exponential security tools allow for better synchronization of the supply chain.

The concept of “exponential” in business and services is not new. There is a reference that the topic emerged when cloud storage democratized enterprise access to a data center, turning fixed cost into variable cost. The importance of this accessibility is due to the most remarkable attribute related to the idea of ​​exponential, which is the basis of information technologies emerging from the digital on-demand world.

Luiz Neto, Security Specialist and Corporate Security Manager, ICTS Security Brazil

In addition to information activation, other characteristics are necessary for exponential security: The use of algorithms to analyze large volumes of data; Asset sharing with lease; Employee engagement through transparency and instant feedback; Process interfaces that start manually and gradually automate; Dashboards to measure and control in real time; Experimentation by carrying out pilots and new processes with controlled risks; And the autonomy of people by relying on self-organized and multidisciplinary teams with decentralized authority.

The application of experimentation, for example, in logistics operations, helps to achieve better and faster results. Security relies on different devices, such as sensors, cameras, access control and processes that generate data, as long as they are digitized.

They can be worked with machine learning algorithms and have the ability to perform unprecedented tasks with precision, obtained from historical data, which can be shared with other areas, such as planning, leasing vehicles, human resources and compliance to optimize decision-making. manufacturing process.

By putting these functionalities into practice, it is possible for a vehicle tracking system, in addition to mitigating transport risks, to provide real-time information on the estimated time of arrival at the destination to anticipate the processes of reception and obtain an improvement in the unloading time.

Another application is for a monitoring center to receive an alert so that at that precise moment, it uses its operational and analytical capacity to audit this process. This same analyzed information can help decide where the operational base will be installed, reduce travel time and avoid areas at risk of theft.

It is also possible to collect the comments of the drivers ensuring that the delivery has been made, transferring the information to the recipient, even if it is the end customer or an area of ​​​​internal control of the company, and, based on the deadline and previous information, suggest the next route to take, resulting in autonomy and systemic control of deliveries.

Attention to a point that cannot go unnoticed – the processes and technologies mentioned can be built using the integration of the technology hub already installed to reduce costs and increase the speed of implementation.

The increase and, therefore, reliance on technology in an operation that cannot stop, is a warning signal to establish a well-defined contingency plan for responsible areas, so to support and guarantee the continuity of the receipt, storage, dispatch and transport of goods. After all, anticipating and preventing business risks remain mandatory behaviors in exponential security.

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