Inside Logistics

Online tool focuses on supply chain security

SCREEN helps users to identify threats


April 21, 2011
by MM&D staff

RESTON, VA: BSI Group America Inc (BSI) has developed the Supply Chain Risk Exposure Evaluation Network (SCREEN), a web-based supply chain security tool.

The tool is a supply chain security data and analysis resource that presents proprietary risk data and analysis related to global supply chain security, said BSI. It also offers trade and compliance information for over 200 countries.

The company said SCREEN’s threat analysis and security countermeasure recommendations in in-transit security, supplier minimum-security criteria and cargo chain-of-custody controls helps users to identify threats.

“SCREEN quantifies in-country and in-transit risk with unequaled precision and allows for risk-based inspection targeting and threat identification,” said Dan Purtell, senior vice-president of BSI, Supply Chain Security Solutions.

Other features of the tool include:

•    access to country information and country-specific reports in areas such as supply chain terrorism, cargo disruption and business and political climate;
•    real-time trade interruption, cargo theft, and contraband and smuggling updates;
•    SCREEN Spotlight News includes media on supply chain security-related incidents worldwide; and
•    SCREEN and BSI’s Supply Chain Manager can be bundled to offer a full-featured solution to manage risk and supplier assessments.

SCREEN users also get a single-source supply chain security resource with information in areas such as supply chain terrorism, transportation modality and un-manifested cargo introduction exposure and piracy.