Supply Chain Security & Loss Control Services

Our global focus on security takes measures to protect even your most sensitive cargo. DB Schenker’s wide range of proactive and systemic solutions minimize risks from theft, weather, operational and socio-political disruption. Secure your supply chain, door-to-door, with DB Schenker Supply Chain Security Solutions.

The visibility and safety of your global freight has never been more transparent. Transport even the most highly sensitive goods with DB Schenker Security Solutions. From C-TPAT, TAPA, and TSA consultations, to real-time cameras that track cargo loading and unloading, to security seals, alarm systems, GPS-tracking and even armed security escorts, your cargo is safe with DB Schenker. Combined with our proactive Loss Control procedures, our wide-range of insurance products, and our unparalleled global transportation network, your supply chain has never been as secure.

Secure Your Supply Chain

DB Schenker offers innovative solutions for supply chain visibility and security:

DB Schenkersmartbox: The DB Schenkersmartbox family of solutions provide comprehensive data on freight consignments … in real time. A smart device, with GPS and several sensors, clamps to your ocean freight container. This allows you to track your shipment’s location at all times, anywhere in the world that your container is located, anywhere you can find a web browser. With our premium solution, you are able to monitor an incredible set of parameters: the exact location in real time, interior temperature, humidity, acceleration forces, movement, vibration, angle of tilt, and even exposure to light. In addition, this premium box can report any attempt to open the container, as well as offering immediate alerts if the container is moved outside of your predefined areas (geofencing). These innovative solutions have the potential to prevent loss, and to reduce your insurance premiums. Originally intended for ocean freight, DB Schenkersmartbox has now become common in truck and rail transportation, as well as multimodal logistics operations. It has become an invaluable tool in the wine, pharmaceutical, consumer electronics, and automotive industries.

Constant Surveillance Solutions & Security Escorts: For the highest security shipments, DB Schenker will define the safest method to protect your cargo during transport. For additional peace of mind, additional levels of security escorts are available.

Physical Security Solutions: Add an additional layer of control to your supply chain with DB Schenker’s physical security solutions. A security seal on the tailboard of the trailer tells the logistics experts along the way if your cargo has been tampered with. Specialized boxes and cargo containers offer a range of entry deterrent solutions. And security cameras can monitor the loading and unloading procedures in real time. DB Schenker delivers a clear advantage: secure visibility throughout your supply chain.

C-TPAT Consultations and Certification: Take advantage of one of the USA’s most successful voluntary programs, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT). This program has been widely recognized by other governments around the globe for over a decade, and has been building cooperative relationships between shippers, logistics providers, and governments to further secure the supply chain. C-TPAT certification has become a selling point in many industries, and DB Schenker’s experts can examine your supply chain and provide C-TPAT consulting solutions to get you where you need to be. Also, where C-TPAT certification is required, we can implement a program to get your organization certified – and safe – in no time.

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TAPA Consultations & Certification: Secure your goods throughout your network with the Technology Asset Protection Association, or TAPA. TAPA is a global network of logistics, security, and insurance professionals dedicated to establishing safe and secure transport and storage protocols for its members. Although similar to the C-TPAT compliance guidelines, TAPA also works for companies based outside of the USA, and may be important if your company has a number of divisions in other countries. Our TAPA consultants can review your needs, and help you determine if you need TAPA certification, or how to pass that TAPA audit, if your organization has been certified. Align your company in the fight against cargo crime, with DB Schenker TAPA solutions.

PIP Consultations & Certification: Partners in Protection, or PIP, was designed to facilitate the cooperation of government and business in enhancing border security, fighting organized crime and terrorism, and enhancing customs compliance issues. Our consultants can help you understand the needs and certification process, in order to move your goods more quickly through customs while enhancing your reputation.

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Loss Control & Claims Management: DB Schenker Loss Control and Claims Management provides uniquely integrated risk minimization and claims solutions, preventing loss by offering to proactive reviews. Further, we can review your loss patterns and implement solutions. Whether you require a load and discharge survey for heavy lift or project cargo, container inspection(s), packing inspection(s), loss control survey, load, stow and secure survey, air cargo inspections, recommendation for salvage and disposal services, transportation document review, warehouse risk assessment, etc., DB Schenker can provide you with the solution that you require. In addition to our range of predefined solutions, we also offer tailored solutions such as: location reviews (suitability to store cargo, security, fire protection, etc.), whole supply chain risk reviews (routes, transit method, touch points, security, people), transportation process and procedure (build, develop and manage standard operation and security procedures), C-TPAT compliant reviews and consultancy services (practical reviews and assisting clients, build entire C-TPAT programmes), security reviews (cargo & location security, high value commodities).

Cargo Surveys
Secure your cargo assessment survey appointment using our online quote and scheduling tool. Complete the form below, including requested date for survey, and receive a timely quote. Our proactive approach to loss prevention includes load and discharge surveys for heavy lift or project cargo, container inspections, packing inspections, loss control surveys, load, stow and secure surveys, air cargo inspections, recommendations for salvage and disposal services, transportation document review, warehouse risk assessments, and more. Both predefined and tailored solutions are available.

If there is a loss, we offer claims adjustment and recovery services as well as our third party claims management program.

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Why choose DB Schenker?

DB Schenker makes securing your supply chain easier than ever.

  • Visibility. Our Supply Chain Security solutions allow you to see your cargo – and even every detail of its journey – along the way. With unparalleled visibility, you can rest easy.
  • Physical Security. From specialized containers, to cargo seals, to cameras, DB Schenker has you covered.
  • Consultations & Certifications. Whether you need to pass the latest TAPA audit or update your C-TPAT certification, or whether you need to get PIP certified as a contractual requirement for your customers, our experts deliver.

Contact a DB Schenker Supply Chain Security & Loss Control professional to see how we can deliver your Supply Chain Security & Loss Control Solutions.