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Supply Chain Management

For shippers and their customers, there exist broad responsibilities and security principles that apply throughout the life cycle of a shipment of goods. These responsibilities apply equally to times before, during and after having custody of the goods. Security seals are an integral part of the chain of custody, and a comprehensive brand protection program.  International standards address the issue of Seal Integrity.  IS0 28000 states:

Importance of specifying security relationships
Greater clarity and consensus about the relationships among the parties in the movement of secure containerized goods, coupled with consistent application and enforcement of those relationships, will provide multiple benefits to all of those parties.

These benefits include:

Responsibilities along the chain of custody
There are responsibilities and principles that apply throughout the life cycle of a shipment of goods.
Each party with data that needs to be filed with the government for Customs and security screening purposes has responsibilities.

These responsibilities include:

Security seals are an integral part of the chain of custody.