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Cybersecurity and Freight Shipping

Cybersecurity and Freight Shipping

Keeping your supply chain secure with Cybersecurity.

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We seem to hear almost daily in the news about more and more mass-scale cyberattacks and hacks. Many may not believe it, but cybersecurity and freight shipping go hand in hand. So far this year alone, we’ve seen disruptions in major industries such as the meat and oil supply chains, which has had a big impact on the overall economy and the supply and demand framework. Keeping your supply chain secure when it comes to cybersecurity and freight shipping is becoming a top priority for logistics managers everywhere as our industry moves more into the digital age of freight.

 

Cybersecurity and Freight Shipping

 

When you think of freight shipping, you might only think of warehouses with fast-moving forklifts, pallets stacked, and freight trucks being loaded. It may not seem like there is much of a digital process. Still, freight shipping has also moved to a digital process and has become prone to potential cyberattacks and digital disruptions.

Supply chain networks nowadays are run tighter than ever before and rely on software to keep them connected and moving at the appropriate pace. Different departments communicate with each other digitally for a more streamlined, efficient process. But that also comes with the risk of everything falling out of order very fast when something in the digital process is compromised or hacked. The Colonial pipeline hack, for example, caused a great stir in the supply and demand of gas. Similar situations can be found with the JBS hack on the meat supply.

With the current economic conditions, such as limited supply and increasing demand, and the capacity crunch in the freight shipping industry, the risks of cyberattacks happening to capitalize on these conditions and the level of impact they have been increasing substantially. They cause delays, inventory mismanagement, and other costly impacts your business cannot afford.

Cybersecurity and Freight Shipping: Keeping Your Supply Chain Secure

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Keeping Your Supply Chain Secure with Cybersecurity

 

So how do you keep your supply chain secure from cyberattacks yet flexible enough to bounce back effectively and efficiently if a cyberattack happens? Although we’re talking about a digital phenomenon, the key is to have the right people in place at all levels and branches of your supply chain to help keep things in order.

 

Get IT Help

 

Having a strong IT team supporting your digital supply chain is crucial. And promoting data protection security measures across all levels of your organization will go a long way in keeping your supply chain secure. Use secure passwords, including some form of authentication measures, to maximize supply chain security. Look into different, yet reputable, virus protection and malware-blocking software to implement into your digital framework.

 

Have Strong Supplier Relationships

 

Suppliers are important pieces of the supply chain. Having strong relationships with the right suppliers will help you during a time of potential crisis or just during general operating processes. Economic conditions have made it challenging for many manufacturers and suppliers to find the raw materials they need, and many suppliers are struggling to adapt to the market’s changing tides.

Understand what to expect from your suppliers so your customers can know what to expect from you, and you can better manage your customer’s expectations moving forward to keep them happy with your services.

 

Partner with a 3PL to Assist with Freight Shipping Needs

 

Partnering with a third-party logistics company (3PL) like FreightCenter can provide an extra layer of protection. Don’t risk a disruption to your customer experience; give us a shout today and see how we can help you find affordable rates all with an added layer to keep your supply chain functioning securely.

Keep your supply chain secure today by getting a free online shipping quote or call 800.716.7608.

 

 

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