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Chairman Message

4 TAPA Asia - China Chapter:

Breaking Ground and Opening New Frontiers, Shanghai Opens Its Doors

6 TAPA Asia IIS Cargo Crime Alerts

8 So Just What Is Big Data,

And What’s The Big Deal To A Security Manager?

12 Evolving Membership In TAPA Asia


TAPA Asia Fraternity Growth

15 Partnership With Republic Polytechnic, School Of Engineering

18 Snippets of TAPA Asia Trainings 19


Compliance Verse Certification

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Chairman’s address TAPA members, as SC security professionals, need to “think out of the box” to keep abreast to challenges and demands as faced today and beyond. Stepping Into China With this in mind, TAPA Asia has taken an enormous step into China, and we have achieved very promising results in our collaboration with the local government, committing our presence in China with the set-up of TAPA China.

Dear TAPA Asia Members,

Icing The Security Efficiency

Mastering supply chain security

With our continuous focus on training across Asia, we seek to raise industry awareness to supply chain risk and disseminate the TAPA standards as an effective risk management tool to ensure compliance to industry SC standards, granting members the autonomy and know-how to achieve self audit efficiency, and last but not least, accreditation in the form of formal recognition of their achievement via certification under the TAPA program.

We are now into the tail end of Quarter 3, 2013 and I am proud to inform you that TAPA Asia is well ahead of the curve to bring our association to the next level of mastering supply chain (SC) security, which is, creating a resilient supply chain for our business and customers. As some of you have shared, the competition for SC security is insecurity itself, which comes in the form of theft, pilferage, losses, hijacks, insider threats and natural disasters, for which the expectation of the supply chain security professional is to multitask with a thorough understanding of the wide spectrum of the business structures -thus adding impetus for security managers to engage and explore new skill sets, experience and knowledge that befits their role today.

Mastering The Wind Of Change TAPA Asia now sails into the unchartered waters to create recognition for SC professionals, where we strongly believe that we can be the master of our own ship. In the months that follows, till we meet in November 2013 Singapore, we will be sharing with you a list of programs and courses, in partnership with other associations and institutions, that will equip TAPA Asia members with additional skills and know-how to certify yourself as a true SC security professional, and in some cases, leaders of your respective communities.

Big Data And Actionable Intelligence The need for today’s SC security to tap on big data and competitive intelligence is a required MUST as the social media and risk analytical tools equips us to make sound judgement and predictive analysis on the challenges and threats faced in our supply chain, including managing the nodes within our B2B and B2C supply chains.

So, prepare yourself, watch the winds of change that is coming across Asia, and read on to find out what TAPA has kept in store for you.

Understanding the multi-facet operational constraints, including time and cost, requires today’s supply chain security professionals to reach out and network among industry partners and fellow TAPA members, to share and learn best practices is a key action towards cohesiveness and collaboration

Sail the waves and reach your destinations. Thank you for your support. Jason Teo Chairman, TAPA Asia

Mastering Supply Chain Security. to Prepare Yourselves to Face. The Wind of Change..........Sail. The Waves and And Reach Your. Destinations. 3

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TAPA Asia - China Chapter: Breaking Ground and Opening New Frontiers, Shanghai Opens Its Doors The Recognition of TAPA China Chapter in Shanghai - The Right Foot Forward by TAPA Asia Continuous hard work from the TAPA Asia Board and repeated discussions and meetings with Shanghai Administration plus participation and encouragement from relevant authorities and industry individuals in China has seen to the formation of TAPA China Chapter earlier this year. Indeed applause is due to TAPA Asia Chairman, Jason Teo, for his relentless commitment the past one year to bring this to reality. In this issue of LOOKOUT, we wish to salute and mark this milestone achievement which is bound to pave huge recognition to TAPA Asia in the world’s largest manufacturing environment as aptly said by Rao Minghua, the Vice Chairman of TAPA China during the official opening ceremony earlier this year. The colourful event which writes into the history of TAPA Asia was graced by over a 100 distinguished guest, government officials and management committee members from related associations, societies and TAPA members in China.

Rao Minghua, Secretary General of Shanghai Credit Services Association and Vice Chairman of TAPA China spoke about the prospects for TAPA in China.

“TAPA Asia - China Chapter is a unique independent operating entity similar to TAPA Asia - Japan Chapter. It is envisioned to provide great collaborative work towards enhancing the supply chain security among its members paving the way for more new members in China soon to assimilate the security

standards being exemplified by TAPA Asia. This is going to bring about a greater resilient supply chain throughout China in particular and Asia in general,” clarified Jason Teo during the launch


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Jessie Han, Head of Regional Security Asia Pacific, DHL Global Forwarding, highlighted the benefits ofT APA membership for corporate companies.

Yu Ruiyou, Vice Director of CATA Security Office,talked about opportunities for cooperation with TAPA in China.

Jessie Han, Head of Regional Security at DHL Global Forwarding Asia Pacific, another keynote speaker from the industry at the event outlined the benefits realized by DHL through rigorous implementation of TAPA standards across its operations resulting in record low loss ratio even below the industry average. Jessie emphasized that keeping in compliance to TAPA standards and certification of its many sites in Asia has provided DHL greater confidence among its customers and this speaks for itself in the market. To mark the serious commitment and positivity towards acquiring TAPA standards, 50 participants from the supply chain and logistics industry within China attended the inaugural TAPA FSR Internal Auditor Training in Mandarin. These participants were acknowledged during the launch with the presentation of their certificate marking them as the pioneer FSR auditors trained within China. “We view TAPA security standards as a potential benchmark for the security training modules and certifications of our national safety and security courses. It is also an opportunity for cooperation between our associations. We would like to explore further potential areas where we can work together with TAPA Asia to improve our local certification processes.” stressed Vice Director of the China Air Transport Association (CATA) Security Office, Yu Ruiyou, a distinguished guest and speaker at the opening ceremony.

TAPA Asia Chairman, Jason Teo, and Vice Chairman, Tony Lugg, cut bright red ribbons to mark the official launch of the new TAPA China Chapter.

In conclusion to the ceremony, TAPA Asia’s Vice Chairman, Tony Lugg, spoke on gearing towards the beginning to real work of embedding the TAPA standards at the points of origin in China and across the supply chain regimentally and bringing about a tremendous improvement in SC security right from now. “Bringing this to reality requires participation into TAPA programs,” he said and elaborated on the next 12 months of plans which will see the promotion of activities towards a significant number of TAPA certified sites in China.


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Tapa Asia IIS cargo crime alerts the Asian continent appears to be the safest of the seven, presenting moderate levels of overall risk to supply chain operations. However, cargo theft is prevalent in the region and issues of accurate reporting of cargo theft incidents prove to be a major hurdle in the assessment of the risk to supply chains in the region.

By Tyn Van Amelsfoort, TAPA Asia IIS Committee Lead

In the second quarter of 2013 data for incidents based on countries was strongly influenced by media reports out of Bangladesh reporting a large increase in thefts in the last quarter. Along with Bangladesh, India continues to show a high number of incidents compared to other countries in the region. The Philippines, as well, continues to show a steady rate of incident reporting compared to China and Malaysia. However, Australia, Thailand and Singapore have seen a slight uptick in incident reporting compared with last year, increasing the accuracy of data in the region.

In the last months, the IIS committee members have been preparing different Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to suit the specific requirements of different Law Enforcement Agencies (LEA) in the Asia Pacific region. Since the dealing with the authorities requires face to face meetings and close coordination, our team has been busy to coordinate this and very soon new partnerships can be announced where TAPA and LEA will share cargo crime intelligence.

Due to the nature of the reported incidents from Bangladesh, product types of a majority of the incidents are unknown with reports hinting that they were likely metals, commodities, and export products. For the region as a whole, reported metal thefts saw a slight increase while food and beverage thefts saw a minor drop in reported incidents compared with the same quarter of last year. Reported incidents of computer components and thefts of clothing saw a large drop from last year while more incidents of vehicle parts thefts were reported.

With the current IIS service provider, FreightWatch, joint conference calls have been held to allow the members to learn about the recent major incidents, trends and new MO. The participation in the calls is growing steadily and the feedback from members has been very positive on the contents of the call and analysis shared. On a global level, the Asian IIS committee has been involved in the discussions on the development of a global IIS database and alert service. At this moment the different databases of the three TAPA regions have been compared to see what the differences and similarities are. In the coming weeks the three regions will have further discussions to work towards a global solution for the IIS.

Hijacks dominated reported incidents in Q2-2013 as the favored method of cargo theft with Bangladesh’s reported incidents entirely comprising of hijacks. India as well reported a majority of incidents as hijacks, though to a lesser degree, with robberies and burglaries as well being reported. Countries such

When examining large-scale cargo theft on a global level,


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stolen product type for Q2-2013, but there were cases of metal thefts as well as building/industrial commodity, jewelry, cash and machinery thefts. The Philippines saw a slight increase in reporting in the second quarter of 2013 placing it as the country with the third highest number of reported incidents in 2013. However, this is mainly due to the low number of incidents reported by other countries this quarter. The methods used in the Philippines were varied involving hijacks, thefts from vehicles and facility burglaries. The types of products stolen in the Philippines did not show any particular pattern, as the reported incidents involved food and beverage, non-electronic products like kitchenware, and vehicle parts. Q2-2013 Asia Executive Summary

as Thailand, the Philippines, China and Australia reported a more balanced map of incident types including hijacks, facility burglaries and thefts from vehicles. Due in large part to the propensity of hijacks in the second quarter of 2013, the using of violence/ threat of violence proved to be a preferred MO of cargo thieves. However, intrusion continued to be a common MO for cargo thieves when preforming thefts from unsecured vehicle and facilities in nations like India and the Philippines while driver theft proved to be an issue in China. The countries that reported the largest number of incidents in Q2-2013 were Bangladesh, India and the Philippines. These three countries account for more than half of the reported incidents of 2013 while China, Singapore, Thailand and Australia showed tepid reporting rates for the second quarter of 2013. Bangladesh saw the largest change from the same quarter of last year due to a reported increase in hijacks along the Dhaka-Chittagong highway in the Comilla district by gangs specializing in highway theft. Reported Incidents in Bangladesh involved product types ranging from metal products such as iron rods to commodities like cotton fiber and export goods like ready-made garments.

of Q2-2013. However, the number of incidents reported in India holds around the same area, showing a consistent rate of incident reporting from Q22012. India saw a more diverse series of incidents with most being hijacks along with robberies and facility thefts. Food and beverages were the most commonly

Overall, Q2-2013 saw a similar number of incidents to the same quarter of 2013 with changes to the composition of those incidents such as Country, incident type and preferred product type stolen. However, the large number of reported incidents out of Bangladesh and the increased number of reported hijacks show the need for more accurate incident reporting in the region in order to understand the state of cargo theft in Asia Pacific.

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So just what is big data, and what’s the big deal to a security manager? Speed-up crisis management: deliver insights on people, assets, and business continuity immediately Reduce the risk of new site selection: know the patterns of weather, political, and other events

By Keith Barrett Carter, Professor of National

Support employee intervention beyond physical control by linking with HR before, during and after the hiring process to ensure the right people are hired, and protected from the wrong influences

University of Singapore Our governments have focused on turning Big Data generated by human behavior into actionable intelligence to prevent deadly plans from turning into harmful, regrettable actions. Forward thinking security leaders within corporations have invested in analyzing big data to open doors to new ways of understanding the world around us and to predicting behavior.  As a result, they are also seen meeting regularly with senior leadership to provide a state of affairs, and easy to understand views on risks. Having facts at our fingertips can changed the way we do business, engage customers, make decisions and move security managers to the forefront of corporate planning. Big Data enables the development of intelligence capabilities to:

Let’s look into more detail on the first two examples. Moving beyond visual profiling There’s no excuse today for retail store guards to profile customers simply on how they look and sound. Guards, by training or just their personal bias, may bristle when they encounter a person dressed a certain way, with a peculiar accent or hairstyle, or of a certain race. Alternatively, with a Big Data enabled smartphone the guard could “see the content of the character” of people as they walk in by: - Using the unique identifier of the customers’ cellphone to display a picture and bio of the regular customer, the previously unknown visitor who on-sight matches a bad demographic profile is transformed into a fact-based view of a regular customer who made a $1,000 purchase last week in their home city. Such a system replaces gut-feelings with

Improve retail store security: make customers feel comfortable, safe, and unhassled while at the same time focusing on deterring those with criminal intent


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well to be successful. Also, security should always maintain the right to audit people on premises. Crisis Just Struck! What happened? Is Everyone Safe? In 2011, when the Japan disaster struck, CEOs were scrambling to determine whether their people were safe, if they were hurt and how would they provide medical support in time. Imagine this: A new generation of security manager brings the CEO’s crisis management team a report showing the location of every employee right before the disaster. Concurrently, feeding onto the crisis team’s screen is the information of the vital signs of their employees. This information would be a matter of life and death for the people waiting for rescue. Possible today? Yes! Here’s how: Do we know our employees location? Yes, our cellphones broadcast their GPS signals in near real-time. UPS uses this for trucks, people are more important than trucks and they already carry the GPS with them, just link it in to the IT system an analyze the data. What about their health? For those who still had signal there is an App called VitalSigns created by Philips. By pointing it at your face it will record your breathing and heart rate and send it to the Health and Safety officer instantly and regularly. You could know visually and with data whether an employee was going into shock... and it is a free app!

facts and removes the bias which in the past led the guard to hassle the customer they didn’t know. - Another customer walking into the store may have the loyalty card with RFID (Radio Frequency Identification Chip (RFID) in her purse. Matching it with the Big Data social media search we could see how her friend, a regular customer, recommended she come to this store that has great service.

Microsoft Excel can’t visualize this, what can? Turning massive quantities of data into actionable intelligence is possible by using a visualisation tool like Qlikview and a fast databases tool like Google Big Query or SAP HANA.

- Understanding the threat potential of the unknown shopper who isn’t in the company database is also possible by linking to law local enforcement databases, aggregated datasources like CTPAT, AEO, TAPA as well as websites such as Spot Crime, Crime Reports and SmokingGun.

Security administrators, for

Are you ready to report your employees’ location and health

example, can gather data from the police statistics and link them to

In my personal experience at my corporate office, there were times when a security person would stop me while parking in the executive lot. More often than not, because of my youthful age or other factors they singled me out for review.

other data from CTPAT, AEO, TAPA as well as social networks.

In the past, they had to rely on profiling, but now, I carry a company cellphone which matches my HR records and has my recent picture... I should be a green dot on the tablet PC, mixed in with grey’s (visitors and unknowns) and reds (known offenders) so he can focus his attention on stopping the beautiful blonde who is actually a klepto-maniac, a red dot.

immediately when an event occurs? If not, you may want to place it on a priority list. Especially if your leadership says, “We care about our employees... they are our greatest asset.” Improving Outcomes By implementing Big Data tools, training people and establish business discovery processes security managers can be poised to answer questions in order to deliver actionable intelligence in time to improve business outcomes. Time is of the essence: intelligence, after all, is only of real value if the right people receive it quickly enough to use it. As Samuel Bashan, the security expert and past secret service lead for the Israeli government is known to say, “A single security lapse leads to a lifetime of regret”

By knowing more about the person entering the premises we can avoid offending people, which protects the brand and maintains employee morale. Also, security can focus on reviewing unknown people and bad guys. All by simply taking advantage of Big Data to answer the right questions. One of the first questions we should be looking to answer is, “Who is my customer/employee vs. who is the thief?” Please note, combine all the above with the visual review as


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Company Name Schenker Logistics (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd Schenker Logistics (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd DHL Worldwide Express (Bangladesh) Pvt Ltd. Schenker Logistics (Chongqing) Co., Ltd CEVA Freight Holdings (M) Sdn. Bhd. Global Airfreight International Pte Ltd DHL Express India Pvt Ltd-- Delhi Gateway DHL Sinotrans International Air Courier Ltd. Guangdong Branch New Times International Transport Services Co., Ltd CEVA Freight Shanghai Limited DHL Express (India) Pvt Ltd Sinotrans Wuxi Logistics Co., Ltd Shanghai Hengrong International Transportation Co., Ltd. TNT Express Panalpina World Transport (PRC) Ltd. Beijing Branch Kintetsu World Express (China) Co., Ltd Shanghai Branch NNR Global Logistics (M) Sdn Bhd DHL-Sinotrans International Air Courier Ltd. PEK Gateway DHL Sinotrans International Air Courier Ltd. Guangdong Branch DHL Korea Ltd DHL Korea Ltd DHL-Sinotrans International Air Courier Ltd. Beijing Branch Dimerco Express (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd Harmony Shipping & Forwarding Agent Ltd Harmony Shipping & Forwarding Agent Ltd Kintetsu World Express (Philippines) Inc. TNT Express Worldwide (Thailand) Co., Ltd Yusen Logistics (HK) Limited DHL Global Forwarding Panda Logistics Limited CEVA Logistics Hong Kong Ltd. Kuehne + Nagel Limited Nippon Express Philippines Corp. Sure Fast Logistics (HK) Ltd.

Country Malaysia Malaysia Bangladesh China Malaysia Singapore India China China China India China China Australia China China Malaysia China China Korea Korea China Malaysia China China Philippines Philippines Hong Kong, China China Hong Kong, China Hong Kong, China Hong Kong, China Philippines Hong Kong, China

City Penang Penang Chittagong Chongqing Selangor, Kuala Lumpur Singapore New Delhi Guangzhou Beijing Shanghai Secunderabad Wuxi Shanghai Brisbane, QLD Beijing Shanghai Penang Beijing Shenzhen Chungnam Daejeon Beijing Penang Qingdao Beijing Paranaque City Samutprakarn Hong Kong Shanghai Hong Kong Hong Kong Hong Kong Paranaque City Hong Kong

Following are list of TAPA Asia members that have recently received their sites certified as TAPA FSR.


Class 2011 A 2011 A 2011 A 2011 A 2011 A 2011 A 2011 A 2011 A 2011 A 2011 A 2011 A 2011 A 2011 A 2011 A 2011 A 2011 A 2011 A 2011 A 2011 A 2011 A 2011 A 2011 A 2011 A 2011 A 2011 A 2011 A 2011 A 2011 A 2011 A 2011 A 2011 A 2011 A 2011 A 2011 A

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New TSR Certified Companies.

Company Name China Travel Service (Cargo) Hong Kong Ltd. CJ GLS (VN) FREIGHT Co., Ltd Western Arya Transports Pvt.Ltd. New Times International Transport Services Co., Ltd. Shanghai EPU Logistics Co., Ltd. Shanghai Zengzhen International Logistics Co., Ltd.

Country Hong Kong, China Vietnam India China China China

City Hong Kong Bac Ninh Mumbai Beijing Shanghai Shanghai

Class TSR 2012 Level 2 TSR 2012 Level 1 TSR 2012 Level 1 TTSP Level 2 (TSR 2012) TTSP Level 2 (TSR 2012) TTSP Level 2 (TSR 2012)

List of last 3 months new members. S/N 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46

Company Name Micron Technology Inc. Richemont Japan Ltd. Roche Singapore Technical Operations 1 Security Services Sdn. Bhd. E2S Security Service Sdn Bhd. G4S Secure Solutions (Singapore) Pte. Ltd. InteRisk Research Institute & Consulting Inc. Manifest Marketing Limited PT. G4S Security Services Safeguards G4S Sdn. Bhd. Tyco International Asia Inc.(Singapore Branch) Unixpower M.E Engineering Sdn. Bhd. Agility International Logistics Pte. Ltd. Airfrieght 2100, Inc. Apollo Fiege Integrated Logistics Pte. Ltd. Aramex International LLC Damco Hong Kong Limited Damco Shanghai Co. Ltd. DHL Express (I) Pvt. Ltd. DHL Global Forwarding Korea Ltd. DHL Global Forwarding Management (Asia Pacific) Pte. Ltd. DHL-Sinotrans Intl Air Courier Ltd. Inland Corporation Kam Sing Transportation Limited Kintetsu World Express Inc. Kuehne and Nagel Limited Kunshan Feili Storage Service Co. Ltd. Ngai Shing Logistics Company Limited Nippon Express Co,. Ltd (Kansai Airport) NNR Global Logislcs Co.,Ltd. Pan Asia Logistics (S) Pte. Ltd. Panalpina World Transport (S) Pte. Ltd. Schenker Logistics (M) Sdn. Bhd. Schenker Logistics(Xiamen) Co.,Ltd. Schenker Singapore Pte. Ltd. Shanghai E&T Intl-Trans Co. Ltd. Shimizu Corporation Singpost Pte. Ltd. Sompo Japan Insurance Inc. Sure Fast Logistics Tansonnhat Cargo service Co., Ltd TATA-AIG General Insurance Company TNT Express Worldwide (M) Sdn. Bhd. Tsukagoshi Transport Co., Ltd. Western Arya Transports (P) Limited World Supply


Country Singapore Japan Singapore Malaysia Malaysia Singapore Japan Hong Kong, China Indonesia Malaysia Singapore Malaysia Singapore Philippines India United Arab Emirates Hong Kong, China China India Korea, South Hong Kong, China China Philippines Hong Kong, China Japan Hong Kong, China China Hong Kong, China Japan Japan Singapore India Malaysia China Singapore China Japan Singapore Japan Hong Kong, China Vietnam India Malaysia Japan India Japan

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Evolving membership in Tapa Asia in favor of corporate memberships for all buyers and suppliers. Various membership options are now offered to suit the needs of every company, with a Corporate Lite membership designed for SMEs operating on a national basis in order to appeal to local companies. To better serve its partners, additional membership options are available:

By Herdial Singh, TAPA Asia Membership Committee Lead

Security Service Providers IAB: Independent Audits Bodies

The Board of Directors of TAPA Asia is devoted to its members and strives to provide valuable benefits by anticipating and meeting the needs of members. The directors are committed to incorporating the thoughts and ideas expressed by its members into plans of action to better serve every TAPA affiliate. Its member-centric focus resulted in an open line of communication that revealed opportunities for improvement, and the board seized the opportunity to provide added benefits for members. The previous structure of TAPA Asia involved individual memberships with no option for corporate membership. This structure recognized individuals with no recognition of the member’s company. In some cases, the buyer or supplier bore the cost of the memberships and were forced to complete new registrations for new members after the registered employee left their organization. Membership was costly and time-consuming, making it less attractive to corporations. The Board of Directors identified issues in the previous membership structure, and TAPA members celebrated the resulting structural changes initiated by the current board in 2011. The new structure eliminated individual memberships

Student Members The introduction of the corporate membership substantially reduced the administration time needed for processing membership and training, resulting in monetary savings that was passed on to its members. As a direct result of the restructuring, the board is confident that the price of membership will remain unchanged in 2014, which will assist in attracting new members. In addition, TAPA Asia ensured funding is available for activities that are beneficial to its members while reducing the overall cost for companies to provide needed training for its members. Training courses are also conducted throughout the Asia Pacific to allow more members to attend and lower travel costs, providing even more savings for its members. As an added bonus, corporate members have the ability to display their logos on the TAPA website and list their certified sites throughout the region in order to highlight their commitment to a safe and secure supply chain. Driving the need for a customer centric solution, TAPA Asia Chairman, Jason Teo emphasized, “We’re very proud of our


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accomplishments. We listened to the needs of the members, and we developed solutions to deliver value-added services without increasing the cost of membership.” Notable benefits afforded by the new membership structure include: Conferences and seminars discussing supply chain security and compliance Access to the TAPA Cargo Crime database IIS Real Time Cargo Crime Alerts Publication of member logos on the TAPA website Publicity for corporate security programmes through TAPA’s various media forums Government & Industry Lobby Groups Transfer of membership upon separation of an employee TAPA Asia’s Vice Chairman, Mr. Tony Lugg was the key person in

the membership structure change and quoting him, “Over the past few years, we have developed a partnership by improving communication and working hand-in-hand with members. The primary goal of the board is to satisfy the members and increase the benefits of membership whenever possible.” The corporate membership structure has allowed TAPA Asia to align with TAPA in two other regions at a much lower cost, providing even more incentives and benefits for attaining corporate membership while offering greater savings for current and prospective members. The primary goal of the TAPA Asia Board of Directors is to offer valuable services to its members while providing additional benefits and savings to maintain lowered membership costs. The changes in membership structure have resulted in a valueadded, low-cost option for corporate membership, and it is a testament to the board’s devotion to continuing to develop innovative solutions to fulfill the needs of members.

TAPA Asia Membership United States 0% Sri Lanka 0% Pakistan 0% Bangladesh 0%

Vietnam 1% Korea, South 1% Indonesia 2% Taiwan 2% Thailand 2%

Singapore 12%

India 3% Australia 4% China 12% Japan 5%

Philippines 6%

Malaysia 10% Hong Kong SAR 10%


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TAPA Asia Fraternity Growth we thank those Logistic service providers for allowing us to use their facilities for auditor training. For some, this is a first time experience into the Logistic world.

By Mark Butcher, TAPA Asia Training

So now, have a pool of trainers to call on. The next step is providing Train the trainer training, arming them with better tools and resources for the benefit of our members and at the same time keep our costs in check.

Committee Lead

Where have the last two years gone, did we the training subcommittee reach our goal to have a local training presence across the whole region? Well, we came pretty close and I would like to take this opportunity to thank all those members who accepted the challenge and took on the unpaid role as a TAPA Trainer. I hope you have found the task only a little daunting. Sharing you experience and knowledge with others is part of what makes being a trainer an enjoyable experience. We now have trainers located in China, Singapore, Hong Kong, The Philippines, Malaysia, Japan, Korea and Australia with the ability to present the training in the language of the country and hopefully able to present in a training style best suited for the candidates.

This will not be an easy task considering the location of our training team across the Region but it is something that you the members have highlighted. During the first half of the year, TAPA Asia had conducted over 10 training sessions across the Region providing trainings in Australia, China, Malaysia, Philippines and Singapore with the total number of attendees exceeding the 300 mark. The trainers are volunteers from within our members and we are conscious of the changes being considers to the FSR and TSR which will be out in 2014 and the important role they will be required to play in rolling these changes out to the members. Again thank you for all your support through the year and look forward to 2014 with excitement.

Being a not for profit organisation requires some skilful balancing by providing professional service and training to members on one hand and then ensuring that any financial cost are reasonable and justified. We endeavour to provide training that is relevant and in a professional manner and to continually improve, we require feedback from our members and I ask all who attend any TAPA standard training to complete and submit the Course Feedback form. We are continually looking at ways to make the training more relevant and where possible using a hands on approach and


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Partnership with Republic Polytechnic, School of Engineering

On the 14th and 15th March 2013, 52 Year 2 School of Engineering (SEG) students from DSCM, DIOM and DCA attended the certification training on Fundamentals in Freight Security Requirements (FSR) Management. This is a certification training jointly organized by the Transported Asset Protection Association (TAPA) Asia and Republic Polytechnic, School of Engineering (SEG). This has been the second run since Year 2012.

The agenda for the two-day certification training programme includes:

Mr Eddie Tan (Member, TAPA Asia Board of Directors) was the trainer for the two-day session. Some of the topics covered in the training includes: (1) An overview of Supply Chain Security, (2) Introduction to TAPA, (3) Definition of FSR (4) Elements, Advantages and Benefits of TAPA FSR (5) How to implement FSR in your security program and (6) Overview of one element of FSR - Perimeter Security.

Site visit (TAPA FSR Site)

Day 1 (14th March 2013; Venue: Republic Polytechnic) Lecture and training Examination Day 2 (15th March 2013); Venue: Sankyu (Singapore) Pte Ltd) Certificate Award Ceremony The same group of students sat for the examination and all passed to receive their certificate. Congratulation to these students on their achievements!


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Reflections From The Horizon - A Thought From Our Past Chairman requirements above and beyond those required by TAPA, the standards set by TAPA are of a level that will suffice, in a general terms, within the global transportation and warehousing industry.

Barry Pareezer The history of TAPA is well known. I became very involved with TAPA almost immediately after Digital Equipment was taken over by Compaq Computers in 1997.   Compaq Computers were one of the TAPA foundation Buyer companies. With a comprehensive and diverse background in engineering, physical security, investigations, training and audits, I became a member of the TAPA Global team who were continually working to develop and improve all aspects of the TAPA auditing program.  I later served two periods as the TAPA Asia Chairman. As a security professional for many years, I honestly believe that although it is of course possible to increase security

The success of TAPA is, I believe, due to those very committed security professionals who volunteer their expertise, as well as the many companies that support their staff in allowing them to hold executive positions within TAPA.   I certainly wish all those involved in TAPA continued success. Although retired, I am still active in giving back to the security industry by volunteering my time to assist people who have limited security experience or to companies who may not employ a professional security manager. I will always remain available, at no cost, to assist the TAPA Asia Board of Directors, or any company in need of a security professional to provide training to their staff or review their premises. Regards Barry Pareezer


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FSR Training – Jun 2013 in Shanghai, China

FSR Training – Jul 2013 in Malacca, Malaysia

FSR Training – Jul 2013 in Beijing, China


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Snippets of TAPA Asia Trainings FSR Training – April 2013 in Singapore

TAPA Asia And Industry Upcoming Events

Freight Security Requirements Training 29 – 30 Aug 2013 Manila, Philippines

Truck Security Requirements Training 05 – 06 Sep 2013 Shanghai, China

Truck Security Requirements Training 29 – 30 Aug 2013 Manila, Philippines

Freight Security Requirements Training 12 – 13 Sep 2013 Singapore

Supply Chain Asia Forum 03 – 05 Sep 2013 Singapore

Truck Security Requirements Training 12 – 13 Sep 2013 Singapore

Freight Security Requirements Training 05 – 06 Sep 2013 Seoul, Korea

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Cultivating Security Managers or Security Leaders – Where Are We To Head? By Tony Lugg, Senior Security Manager APAC Schaeffler Regional Headquarters Asia Pacific The “Clash of the Titans� is inevitable. Surely not about the movie but the on-going, never ending clash of opinions among security professionals to draw a distinction between security leaders and security managers. Till the cows come home, we could never seek an answer qualifying this status. Indeed, it is a thin fine line between the attributes of a security manager or a security leader and if we diligently define the differences or similarities we would stall the role and responsibility altogether. A true sense security professional today need to evolve coagulating to emerge as a concoction of both roles seeking towards a maturity which will exemplify that leadership and managerial attributes will and surely must complement each other. Placing a wall to differentiate it is only possible as far as the epistemology of the words or rather simply

said definitive difference which indeed is the wrong road to thrive on and it is liken to knocking our heads to the wall only to hurt ourselves. Elite security professionalism requires a MUST BE today for us to keep in pace or rather move in advance to the challenges. We cannot thrive on our current attributes and qualities. Traditionally, enforcement background, disciplinary live style and authoritative power has been associated to a security manager and leader but today the pathway to be actionably intelligent, mastering multiple skill sets and exemplifying a role into decisions, vision and futuristically talented are the quest in search of in a security leader or security manager. I stand steadfast to claim that if you wish to argue on placing juxtapose the two terminologies then a security manager relies on controls whereas a security leader inspires, a security manager ask how and when but a security leader ask what and why, the manager enquires into the bottom line, the leader perspires to see the horizon. Perhaps a security manager copies whereas a security leader innovates. More often the manager does what is right accordingly but a leader does the right thing intuitively. The challenge and differentiation is an endless line and we may go on and on to distinguish them apart and cleverly concord


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phrases to substantiate the gap between the principles, attributes and characteristics of both. This is not the route to navigate today and into the future as we essentially need to conceptualise this into today’s management and build towards an analytical application of the leader and manager into the principles of security management. Seeing a leader or manager in isolation is merely impossible, one who becomes a manager must also have an inert leader in him. Likewise a leader would need to have an embodiment of a manager in him. This is neither irreversible nor divisible as today’s business environment requires a multi-skilled, competent, efficient and knowledge intelligent enhancer to the business. We cannot have a security leader without managerial skills and neither a security manager without leadership attributes. Mastering both this characterisation allows towards the birth of elite professionalism which is aptly the essence of today’s fundamental requirement in business management towards encapsulating the future trends to set out in the world to come. Security managers, you need to ride this wave now before you are left out to become obsolete. We cannot continue to spend much ink delineating the differences. Warren Bennis in his 1989 book ‘On Becoming a Leader” defines management as accomplishing activities and mastering routines whereas to lead means paving an influence on others and create visions for change.

Colin Powell, a four-star general who served as US Secretary of State, in his autobiography, “My American Journey” spoke of several senior officers under whom he served. They were not only his inspirational leaders but managerial mentors.

I would strongly endorse the fact that mastering the attributes of both the manager and leader in oneself would awaken the giant within you. Among them was General Emerson who he particularly admired as warfare manager and welfare leader. Here, we have a resounding confirmation that we have both in one and there is continuity in diversity of roles embedded within a single self. Where am I to draw a thicker line to define the difference or built a wall to distinctively cut the difference between a security leader and a security manager. You are one in unity though diversity distinguishes but only in role. Thus, a security managerial leadership becomes an essential facet into the escalation of the management structure within the organisation. This would bring about towards the enhancement of the business portraying such an individual as an energiser and an enhancer of the business altogether.


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I would strongly endorse the fact that mastering the attributes of both the manager and leader in oneself would awaken the giant within you. One will successfully navigate the waves of senior level leadership when he see sthe combination or a separate contextual application of these roles in the most effective and appropriate manner. This is the manager-leader that we need to evolve and elite professionalism is indeed the germination of this mind-set which needs to be stamped into the C-Suite community and the board room of large conglomerate or corporation in which you serve in your security capacity. Today security leaders are evolving to be future oriented

In business intelligence, today’s security leaders need to mine the big data of leadership and refine it into actionable intelligence which would make them constructive managers who would plough and reap a great harvest for their establishments. and be able to envision possibilities or architecting strategies and inspiring growth, rich in determination and unwavering in resourcefulness, it is the security manager who attains operational excellence, delivers the best against expectations, provides for reliability and gives determined fact based decisions objectively towards the progressive stride of the company. Which do you want to be in your business environment? Do you think you can have both the attributes in isolation and expect them to stick permanently to the defined role of managers and leaders separately and regimentally? Would you wish for the leader in the manager and the manager in the leader? I am sure with my argument your choice becomes obvious; you would vouch for a coin with one side being a leader and the other being a manager. The actual value is weight on the effective balance and complement of these faces which merge as one. In business intelligence, today’s security leaders need to mine the big data of leadership and refine it into actionable intelligence which would make them constructive managers who would plough and reap a great harvest for their establishments. The pace of technological advancement and man himself pushing beyond his limits has stretched the band to its extreme and demands that today’s security managers need to assimilate a wide spectrum of attributes, multi-talented, fully innovative, highly skilled with a passion and drive towards success. It would be pointless to say at this unstoppable pace that there will be a manager and a leader and they are different and not the same. Mahatma Gandhi, inspired millions in India as a leader whose

vision became everyone’s dream freedom and independence from foreign supremacy. Nelson Mandela, thought beyond repression and subjugation for emancipation of the African community and the world at large. Yes, both were leaders of the highest order and both were managers of the highest calibre too! They had the inspiration to convert every challenge into an opportunity. It takes not only a manager to see through this but a leader to feel and realise that the challenge indeed is an opportunity for change. It surely was the positivity and the leader within the hearts of both these great administrations of India and South Africa respectively that managed the situational challenges which they had to face. Their capacity to lead was actually reliant on the actual juggling of the management of people, resources and capacities which revolved around them. Are we to summarise them as great leaders or great managers of their country? Yes, it is commonly assumed as “Great Leaders” which is the norm but least do we realise that embedded in this leader is the manager that lies within him is always never in a sleep state but actively awakened to trigger and tick the leader he is portrayed to be. In summary, I urge one and every within the circles of influence as security leaders or within circles of power as security managers to draw to a convergence and seek towards the strength that lies with the combination of both these attributes. You may be leading people or managing work but always bear in mind that influence and inspiration separates leaders from managers, not power and control. You cannot cross the bridge from the side of the security manager to the side of the security leader. You can neither jump from the banks of the manager to the banks of the leader. It is not a division between a leader and a manager. It is not even a curtain or a thin fine line. I would with all conviction conclude that the security manager and security leader is a fusion and perhaps an amalgamation of both attributes. We need to reinvent the wheel of thoughts and listen attentively to the inner voice within which would make us both a manager and leader be it in our living, vocation, career or future endeavour in life. We need to become the protégé of ourselves and the impact we make must be the inspiration of the future generation to come. I would take my hands off to confidently say that the debate is over and we cannot continue to champion the clash of the titanic meanings attached to a security leader or to a security manager. The warfare between these attributes requires a complete reassessment. We need to navigate away from the silo concept of separation of responsibilities, roles and qualities of a manager or leader. We need to migrate and get onto the new paradigm of visualising that the security manager is definitely a security leader in any terms of the qualification and likewise a security leader is also a security manager in all distinction of his execution. Let us awaken the giant within us and be a manager and the leader of the new wave and ride that wave with the right attitude and perception of encompassing the qualities, character, roles, personalities and refined attributes of both a security manager and a security leader. You are ONE and that is the REAL power.



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