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BSI deal to boost TAPA’s digital services

[ July 8, 2020   //   ]

The Transported Asset Protection Association (TAPA) has entered into a strategic partnership with the supply chain services and solutions division at standards organisation BSI. It will support the digital transformation of TAPA’s supply chain Security Standards audit processes and increase its members’ access to risk management intelligence and incident data.

BSI’s Supply Compliance Manager (SCM) online auditing tool will enable the Association’s independent audit bodies to automate the certification processes for TAPA’s Facility (FSR), Trucking (TSR), Parking (PSR) and Guarding (GSR) Security Standards. TAPA Americas is also evaluating the new tool with a view to its future adoption.

TAPA president and chief executive for Europe, Middle East and Africa, Thorsten Neumann, commented: “Our digital transformation in EMEA is going to change the way we do business by improving our processes, giving us the ability to manage growth without significant increases in overhead, and increasing not only the benefits we deliver to our members but also to ultimately give them access to digital self-service platforms to access accurate data, support and intelligence.

“Demand for our Security Standards is rising like never before. BSI’s auditing tool will ensure we deliver faster and more visible certification solutions via both our IAB partners and self-certification solutions. With BSI, we have the opportunity to build a relationship with a long-term partner which manages audit and supply chain compliance programs for multiple Fortune 500 companies in more than 90 countries.”

BSI and TAPA will exchange supply chain security intelligence and BSI will also provide Subject Matter Experts for TAPA webinars and other member events and communications. TAPA and BSI will also look to develop joint research opportunities, following the publication of their ‘Last Mile Cargo Theft Report’ earlier this year.