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Facility Security Requirements (FSR) Audit
Facility Security Requirements (FSR) Audit stems from the inevitable need for security standards applied to the supply chain and it’s facilities. Any product that is manufactured or stored in warehouses cannot immediately be handed over to the next entity in the supply chain. There must be secure storage and secure facilities that supply that storage. Risk of theft or loss increases significantly the longer product or property is stored waiting for the next destination in the supply chain. The Transported Asset Protection Agency or TAPA created several standards by which organizations can implement to assist in protecting transportation and fixed structures like facilities, staging areas, or storage depots.
TAPA FSR 2020 standards address many of the security concerns when dealing with the fixed structures like previously mentioned above. The TAPA organization is made up of security professionals who specialize transportation security utilizing high-tech methods and optimal protocol measures to mitigate the risk of loss in transit. There are a series of certifications via TAPA, check out the other audit certifications we can provide as well.
Why I need this certification?
We all know security isn’t high on the radar when discussing budgets for example a furniture manufacturer. We understand that spending additional budget to meet a certification that isn’t really required to do business can be frustrating. Often times organizations don’t change security protocols until it’s too late, and a security incident has already occurred.
Don’t wait for a crisis to happen. If you’re operating a business in a supply chain, across any industry, we highly recommend this certification and others under our security audit section. If you have business partners outside of your country this will often times make the difference between keeping that business partner as it shows you are proactive and care about the security of your supply chain. The FSR specifies the minimum acceptable security standards for assets traveling throughout the supply chain and the methods to be used in maintaining those standards. Any failure to provide these minimum specifications could result in the control measures being compromised and increase the chances of a theft occurring.
Checkout security standards for transportation assets like trucks or cargo containers etc. TAPA TSR
What can you provide?
We will walk you through every step of the process, providing you a comprehensive audit addressing any deficiencies that are discovered during the process and we will work with you on the steps that need to be taken to mitigate that deficiency.
The FSR outlines the processes and specifications for Suppliers to attain TAPA compliance to the FSR for fixed locations, storage containers, and other storage areas. It is the intention of TAPA members to select suppliers which meet or exceed TAPA FSR compliance requirements. Successful implementation of the FSR is dependent upon suppliers and buyers working in concert to accurately interpret, adopt and audit against these requirements.
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