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TAPA TSR – Trucking Security Requirements

The Transported Asset Protection Association (TAPA) developed the internationally accepted standards TAPA FSR (Facility Security Requirements) and TAPA TSR (Trucking Security Requirements) for companies in the transport and logistics sector to ensure the security of goods and cargos in the supply chain. TAPA TSR specifies requirements for their secure transport.

How it works

The requirements of TAPA TSR are concerned with transport. This means the equipment of trucks (motor vehicles and trailers), processes and their control within the organization as well as a special communications infrastructure. Here, TAPA TSR distinguishes between three categories (A, B and C), based on the number of trucks in an organization. TSR also encompasses three security levels (Level 1-3). If your organization fulfils all requirements, you will receive a certificate valid for three years. After the certificate has been issued, you as an organization are required to carry out an annual re-certification until the self-assessment during the third year. The results of these self-assessments may be requested by TAPA.

Benefits of TAPA TSR:

  • Improvement of protection for high-value goods at risk of theft throughout the supply chain
  • Implementation of security measures using a risk-based approach
  • Competitive advantages and improved image due to transparency and building of trust
  • Systematic reduction of liability

Combine TAPA and GDP

Reduce the risk of theft of pharmaceutical products by implementing the requirements set by TAPA and the EU directive Good Distribution Practice (GDP) and have this certified by DQS in a combined audit.

DQS has been authorized by TAPA to carry out audits and certifications according to both standards TAPA TSR and FSR.
Take advantage of the considerable practical and sector experience of our auditors for the security of your organization.

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TAPA FSR – Facility Security Requirements

The Transported Asset Protection Association (TAPA) developed the internationally accepted standards TAPA FSR (Facility Security Requirements) and TAPA TSR (Trucking Security Requirements) for companies in the transport and logistics sector to ensure the security of goods and cargos in the supply chain.
TAPA FSR contains requirements for safe and secure storage and warehousing of items of property.

How it works

TAPA FSR standard is needed in case of risk and/or when required by a customer or logistics service provider. Audits may be carried out at any location in the supply chain, and refer to the premises of the customer/logistics service provider that are owned by them or where their business activity takes place. During the audit, e. g. CCTV and security systems, the protection of goods and the security of warehousing areas and the organization’s premises are evaluated. TAPA FSR distinguishes between three different levels of security (A, B and C) and ties these to appropriate security requirements. Level A represents the highest level of security. If your organization fulfils all requirements, you will receive a certificate valid for three years. After the certificate has been issued, you as an organization are required to carry out an annual re-certification until the self-assessment during the third year. The results of these self-assessments may be requested by TAPA.

Benefits of TAPA FSR

  • Identification, evaluation and systematic reduction of risk of security threats
  • Improvement of protection for high-value goods at risk of theft
  • Competitive advantages and improved image due to transparency
  • Raising awareness of possible dangers

Combine TAPA and GDP

Reduce the risk of theft of pharmaceutical products by implementing the requirements set by TAPA and the EU directive Good Distribution Practice (GDP) and have this certified by DQS in a combined audit.

DQS has been authorized by TAPA to carry out audits and certifications according to both standards TAPA TSR and FSR.
Take advantage of the considerable practical and sector experience of our auditors for the security of your organization.

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GDP – Good Distribution practice

A Focus on Patient Safety – As a patient, you want to be certain that the quality of your medication remains unchanged throughout the chain of supply. How can you be sure that the pills that arrive at your hospital, your physician or pharmacist are identical to those shipped by the manufacturer?

As an organization that is part of this chain of supply, you can ensure this by complying with the EU Guidelines for Good Distribution Practice of medicinal products for human use. Its focus: distribution, security, temperature control, packaging quality and reliable, functional technology.

How it works

The EU Guidelines for Good Distribution Practice stipulate minimum requirements wholesalers and distributors need to fulfill when rendering services for the pharmaceutical industry. In addition, the Guidelines aim at minimizing the risks associated with transportation and storage of medicinal products. Compliance with these Guidelines will ensure control of the distribution chain and consequently maintain the quality and the integrity of medicinal products. GDP presupposes an effective quality management system, which allows organizations to implement the specific requirements of the GDP Guidelines with little effort.

Benefits of GDP Pharma:

  • Significantly fewer individual customer audits
  • Higher degree of transparency and reliability in the supply chain
  • Noticeably fewer damages and loss
  • Increased legal certainty and improved reputation
  • Possibly lower insurance premiums due to recognition by insurers

The Audit

The GDP Guidelines serve to ensure the suitability of distribution processes and the quality of packaging, as well as technological reliability and functionality. Accordingly, the assessment will focus on maintaining temperature control in all process steps. To this end, auditors will review technical facilities such as cooling units, sensors, mapping and monitoring as well as process safety, temperature documentation and emergency plans. An additional focus point is the security of the goods, in order to prevent theft or exchange. The certificate demonstrates successful implementation. Annual surveillance audits provide process stability and risk minimization. Recertification takes place every three years.

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IFS Logistics

IFS Logistic closes the gap between the production and retail levels, thus ensuring transparency and quality assurance throughout the entire chain of the food supply. The standard is suitable for both food and non-food products and encompasses all logistic activities such as transport, storage, distribution, loading/unloading, etc.

The IFS Logistic was drawn up by German and French retailers, working in collaboration with other international retailers and experts. The standard, which was specifically created to fulfill this business sector’s requirements, focuses strongly on systematic and comprehensive hygiene and risk management, stock management (first in/first out), temperature control, and traceability.

IFS Logistic – for whom?

The IFS Logistic is applicable to all organizations within the transportation and logistics sector, to warehouses and third-party merchants with forwarding and storage activities of their own. The requirements apply to organizations providing all types of logistic services, regardless of the temperature (frozen, refrigerated, or without cooling) or means of transport (by road, rail, ship, etc.)

More and more retailers, producers of retailer-branded goods, and warehouse clients require their logistic service providers to be certified to IFS Logistic. Organizations with their own logistics department need to fulfill the requirements of the International Food Standard IFS

Benefits:

  • Improved quality and safety throughout the entire chain of supply; from production to forwarding, warehousing, and delivery to the retail customers
  • Evidence of systematic hygiene and risk management in warehousing and transport
  • Ensure good hygiene practice, continuous traceability, and optimal handling of all goods in stock

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ISO 28000 Security Management System for the Supply Chain

ISO 28000 is a security standard for all organizations that are part of a supply chain; starting with production, warehousing, distribution (to include the entire chain of transport by road, rail, sea, or air), all the way through to the recipient. With the implementation of a security management system according to ISO 28000, an organization improves reliability and security throughout the entire chain of supply. High-value merchandise or hazardous goods can be transported around the globe and stored more safely.

The standard is designed for organizations wanting to improve their safety processes in regards to prevention, implementation, traceability, and documentation. Furthermore, a security management system contributes significantly to increasing security awareness on all levels of the organization. Safety standards that have already been implemented (AEO, C-TPAT, TAPA, etc.) can be bundled into one comprehensive system according to ISO 28000. Internationally active organizations thus achieve faster, more cost-effective, and better documented processing of their day-to-day business.

Advantages and opportunities:

  • Reduction of theft, vandalism, criminal acts, etc.
  • Implementation of appropriate security measures, after an analysis of risk
  • Increased security for value-generating processes (e.g. storage processes)
  • Bundling of various international security initiatives (ISPS, AEO, TAPA, …)
  • Improved customer confidence and less risk of liability

Improved Supply Chain Security with an accredited certificate to ISO 28000

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GC-Mark Certified Green Logistics

Green Logistics

So you have integrated an effective environmental management system. Are you integrating this in your overall marketing strategy?

Sustainable products and services are no longer niche-products: they are essential for a future-orientated corporate strategy. As in any other industry sector, transportation companies also face the need to position themselves in this regard. But where does one draw the line between greenwashing and professional environmental management and what is the most efficient strategy to win over the increasing group of ecologically aware customers?

In the industry, standards such as ISO 14001, 50001 and EMAS have established themselves, but the general public is largely unaware of their existence. The GC-Mark is a clear signal towards all stakeholders that a company is committed to the environment.

GC-Mark Certified Green Logistics

  • Efficiency and saving of natural resources
  • Monitored environmental performance and continuous improvement
  • Transparency and response to customer requests

What is a GC-Mark?

With GC-Mark, customers have the unique opportunity to advertise their conformance with globally recognized programs to end-users, who may not be familiar with the details of international management system standards, thus increasing market visibility and recognition. The product-related programs under GC-Mark are complementary to CE, thus further supporting the trust customers can place in an organization. Read more on the GC-Mark Website.

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