Today, global business demands firms leverage global supply chains and service global customers. Pandemics, natural disasters, or terrorist attacks could undermine the continuity of this global supply system. Furthermore, with everyone interconnected, even small localized events could cause significant interruptions in the flow of goods, or even escalate into something more widespread. Are organizations and governments prepared with well-defined strategies to handle these threats? What are organizations doing individually or as a group, to proactively handle these potential security vulnerabilities effectively?
Dan Burges, Director of Intelligence, author of Cargo Theft, Loss Prevention, and Supply Chain Security, Freightwatch International
Dan is the Senior Director of Intelligence at FreightWatch International, where he specializes in supply chain security management, risk analysis and program development. He is responsible for FreightWatch’s Global Intelligence Division ... More View all posts
Dan is the Senior Director of Intelligence at FreightWatch International, where he specializes in supply chain security management, risk analysis and program development. He is responsible for FreightWatch’s Global Intelligence Division – the fastest growing division in the firm – as well the company’s security assessment program. In his role, Mr. Burges has created and implemented supply chain security programs, to include complex physical security programs for over 200 manufacturing and logistics companies around the globe. Mr Burges has particular expertise in the pharmaceutical industry, providing a risk based approach to security program creation and enhancement for a variety of the top manufacturing and wholesale distributors. Mr. Burges started with the company as a business analyst, growing the Intelligence Division from the ground up. Previously, he was a security analyst with Strategic Forecasting’s security division. Dan has been featured providing supply chain security analysis for numerous media outlets, including the Wall Street Journal, CBS News, Fox News, BusinessWeek, Newsweek, the International Herald Tribune and the Financial Times. He also writes for a variety of industry and trade publications, and is a columnist for Cargo Security International. Dan is the author of Cargo Theft, Loss Prevention and Supply Chain Security, the first authoritative book on supply chain security from a cargo loss prevention perspective, including proven methods for eliminating the risk of theft that Mr Burges developed over his experiences in the security industry. Before joining FreightWatch, Dan served in the U.S. Army as a military police and antiterrorism officer. In 2003 he was deployed to Baghdad, Iraq, where he was awarded the Bronze Star for 18 months of service in the Middle East, overseeing security and antiterrorism operations at a forward operating base. Dan also served as duty officer at the U.S. detention center in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, in 2002. Dan is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point where he received a degree in Political Science and Nuclear Engineering. He also holds a Master’s degree in Criminal Just Leadership and Management and the Certified Protection Professional designation. Less View all posts
Richard Sharpe, Expert on Supply Chain Risk Mitigation, founding member, The American Logistics Aid Network (ALAN)
Richard Sharpe actively promotes awareness of supply chain management, challenging executives to consider the role of supply chains in gaining or losing competitive advantage. Richard has been featured as a Rainmaker in DC Velocity and freq... More View all posts
Richard Sharpe actively promotes awareness of supply chain management, challenging executives to consider the role of supply chains in gaining or losing competitive advantage. Richard has been featured as a Rainmaker in DC Velocity and frequently speaks at industry conferences as well as providing input for multiple industry publications. Under Richard’s direction, Competitive Insights, LLC has been on the fore front on Supply Chain Risk and Risk Mitigation for the last seven years. In October of 2005, Richard and another associate, John Deasy, authored an article for DC Velocity magazine entitled Collision Course, Things will Go Wrong. The core research for the article was used by the White House in the Post Katrina response effort. Richard has also organized conference tracks on the subject of Supply Chain Risk and Mitigation Strategies for CSCMP as well as spoken at CSCMP Roundtables on this subject. Richard is also serving as a founding member of the newly announced American Logistics Aid Network (ALAN), a non-profit association focused to serve in times of national crisis. Less View all posts