Word from the Chairman

Dear ISCPO Members,

I want to thank the ISCPO board for their appointment and trust in me as the new President/Chairman of the ISCPO. I am excited to work with all of you as we continue to build upon the success of this organization.

I wanted to take a moment to share our approach for the remaining months in 2020 and a few key initiatives going into 2021 and beyond.

The Website: We will begin some key upgrades to our website in an effort to make it easier to find the resources you need, engage in the activities you want to participate in, and enhance the appearance of the overall website experience. www.iscpo.org

2021 Conference: This year’s conference back in March was a great one and we want to continue to build on that success next year. However, as there is much uncertainty around travel, social distancing, and general unrest around the world, we will continue to monitor and assess the situation as we move forward and keep the membership updated.

International: As we move towards 2021, we are committed to expand our international footprint and are focused on having discussions with potential partners and key contacts in areas such as the APAC (Asia Pacific) and the EMEA (Europe/Middle East/Africa) and eventually in the areas of Latin America/Mexico.

Member Resources: There have been a tremendous amount of planning around the development and building out of a much broader and deeper membership resource library. Our goal is to provide members with as much value as possible as you navigate the ever changing domestic and international supply chain landscape.

Membership: The ISCPO’s membership in itself is a great resource and we plan to aggressively recruit new members from all industries and all countries to enhance the value of your networking. In addition, we will be creating additional committees to focus on driving value/change and moving the needle on industry initiatives meant to improve the supply chain around the world.

Marketing: In an effort to drive member engagement and membership recruitment, we are working on a multifaceted marketing plan to include a broader digital presence (i.e. social media) and a focused brand awareness strategy.

And much much more. As we travel this journey together, I welcome you to reach out to me, get involved in a committee, and help to recruit new members and companies to join and get involved. I cannot do this without you, and I look forward to meeting you all & hearing your ideas and suggestions for an even better ISCPO.

Sincerely,

Rhett Asher
President / Chairman of the Board
International Supply Chain Protection Organization
Rhett.Asher@ISCPO.org

ISCPO Appoints Rhett Asher as President/Chairman of the Board

–NEWS RELEASE–

 

Dallas, Texas    August 17, 2020

The International Supply Chain Protection Organization (ISCPO) is happy to announce the appointment of Rhett Asher to President/Chairman of the Board. Rhett Asher is currently Vice President of Strategy at ThinkLP, an Intelligent Loss Prevention Software Company located in Waterloo, Ontario with offices in the United States.

“We are excited to have Rhett assume a leadership role on the Board as he continues our mission to promote, educate, and advocate supply chain security and protection through building strong networks and industry support. Rhett brings his extensive association management experience to the ISCPO and that will be valuable to the future growth of the organization. We look forward to the continuing success & growth of the ISCPO” said outgoing Chairman Byron Smith.

Rhett adds “I am excited and honored to be asked to join and lead the ISCPO Board. This organization has grown tremendously over the last several years and I look forward to assisting in its continued growth trajectory. I’m looking forward to working with the ISCPO Board as we drive to expand the international footprint, broaden participation & engagement and continue developing valuable resources for the members, with the goal of taking the ISCPO to an even higher level.”

The ISCPO would like to thank Byron Smith for his strong leadership, his contributions, and his forward guiding direction during the previous 6 years on the Board with the last four years as the Vice-Chair and Chairman consecutively. Byron will continue to stay involved assisting the ISCPO as a member of the Board of Directors.

For more information about the ISCPO and its Board: www.iscpo.org/site/leadership

About the International Supply Chain Protection Organization (ISCPO):
The International Supply Chain Protection Organization (ISCPO): is a non-profit professional organization that connects members from across a wide array of sectors—from manufacturing, retail/wholesale/eCommerce, and distribution to risk management, law enforcement/legal, and logistics. The organization was created in 2014 to promote, educate, and advocate supply chain security and protection through building strong networks and delivering exceptional leadership training, board representation, and industry support.  ISCPO.org

For more information, email:  info@iscpo.org

 

ISCPO 2020 Conference Was A Huge Success

This year’s event held at the 7-Eleven Store Support Center in Irving, Texas  By Mat Schriner, LP March 12, 2020

The International Supply Chain Protection Organization (ISCPO) held their annual conference last week at the 7-Eleven Store Support Center in Irving, Texas. The conference brings together members from across a wide array of sectors to promote, educate, and advocate supply chain security and protection by building strong networks and delivering exceptional leadership training, board representation, and industry support.

Securing and protecting a company’s brand, people, and goods and services has never been more crucial to business survival. Global threats, cyber security, and Omni channel distribution are disrupting and transforming our industry, and loss prevention can no longer be siloed given that risk is now everywhere within the organization.

Day 1 of the conference kicked off with chairman Byron Smith providing opening remarks, welcoming all the participants and solution providers for attending the 2020 ISCPO event. He then discussed the variety of speakers who will share how their companies are adapting and innovating as well as the latest trends in supply chain security, industry theft, global trends, and investigation. This was followed by a discussion on “Are we prepared?” highlighting the impacts of the corona virus on the supply chain.

This was followed by a presentation with our first Keynote Speaker Lisa Mitchell, CFI, founder of Power Body Language, who opened the day with a conversation about winning “High-Consequence Conversations” and our opportunities to create change through our conversations and communications. Lisa would go on to give us a roadmap to our communication and equipping yourself to collect good data from those you interact with by:

1) Setting a goal for the conversation;
2) Developing a Conversation Persona; and
3) Creating “Winning Plays”.

Additional speakers and topics for day 1 included:

• Glenn Master, senior director of loss prevention – global supply chain/ecommerce at Pitney Bowes highlighting “Emerging eCommerce Markets on a Global Level”.

• Rod Fulenwider, vice president at D&L Protective Services discussing “Active Aggressor Issues We are Facing.”

• Tony Donofrio, CEO with TD Insights with a presentation on “The Changing Landscape of International Retail”.

• Gerardo Medrano, CEO with CARMAR Group discussing “Mexico City Security Challenges – Customs, Clearance, Security & Investigations”.

• Brandon Arnold, vice president of operations with Intelligent Logistics, LLC going through the complexities of “Transportation Brokers 101”.

Following opening remarks by Byron Smith – Chairman ISCPO, Day 2 of the conference featured another informative day with presentations that included:

• William Besse, senior advisor at Allied Universal Risk Advisory and Consulting Services who discussed “Business Recovery and Coronavirus”.

• Brian Plants, US Postal Inspection Analytics/Cyber Group – USPIS who highlighted the complexities of “Freight Forwarding Cybercrime and Scams”.

• Stephen Boyd, vice president of loss prevention with the Army and Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES), who closed the speaker list by discussing “The History of AAFES – Serving Military Members, their Families and the LP Program”.

As part of the event, the ISCPO generously donated $2,000 to the Loss Prevention Benevolent Fund (LPBF). The LPBF is a fund that provides meaningful charitable grants to loss prevention professionals and their families when it matters most. Thank you to the ISCPO board of directors and all those who offered their support. Learn more about the Loss Prevention Benevolent Fund.

The conference offered a great opportunity for anyone looking to develop a more comprehensive understanding of the challenges facing our supply chains, and also provided a great place to network with other professionals looking to stay in front of the challenges our industry may face moving forward. We look forward to checking out what ISCPO 2021 will bring us!

https://losspreventionmedia.com/iscpo-2020-a-huge-success/

6th annual ISCPO global supply chain security conference announcement

6TH ANNUAL ISCPO GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAIN SECURITY CONFERENCE: OPEN FOR REGISTRATION

–NEWS RELEASE–

The International Supply Chain Protection Organization’s annual conference brings together loss prevention, security, and protection professionals working within the global supply chain for two days of networking, education, and collaboration.

 

Dallas (November 8, 2019) – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE –  The International Supply Chain Protection Organization (ISCPO) is pleased to announce its 6th annual conference is open for registration at ISCPO.org. The conference will be held March 3-5, 2020 in Dallas, TX where ISCPO members and loss prevention professionals will hear from industry veterans and get the latest trends in supply chain security, industry theft, global trends, and investigation.

“Global Supply Chain Security”

The two-day conference will feature a wide range of speakers from both private sector and public law enforcement who’ll share how they’re leading global security transformation within their organizations. “This year’s conference will explore how companies and supply chain security professionals can thrive in our ever-changing, complex world where borders no longer exist for today’s clients and end-consumers,” says ISCPO Chairman, Byron Smith. “It’s imperative that supply chain security professionals have both a 360°, never alone a 24/7 line of sight, view of the integrity of their goods, people, and transportation networks.”

Sessions will tackle hot issues like AP supply chain modernization, the changing landscape of international retail and security development in the cannabis industry. Speakers will share how organizations move products and goods through the global supply chain with the latest technologies and innovations, in the face of everyday challenges. Speakers from an array of Fortune 500 companies including Target, Pitney Bowes, Asurion, and 7/Eleven will provide insights on staying ahead of the curve when it comes to mitigating risk and loss across their supply channels. In addition, industry experts from the public sector will be represented.

Past attendees of the ISCPO annual conference have said that its intimate and interactive agenda and venue enables a collaborative environment where professionals can partner with peers, discuss business trends, keep their fingers on the pulse, and discover new vendors. “Unlike most industry conferences, the ISCPO encourages vendors to participate in all sessions; not only providing insight on how to mitigate risk at all levels of the supply chain but also as an opportunity to hear from LP and risk management professionals on what products and services are needed in today’s competitive environment,” adds Smith.

There will also be a sessions outlining the ISCPO Carrier Security Audit & Certification program. The industry certification is awarded to third-party logistics carriers who meet the ISCPO Carrier Security Requirement, which is a combination of successfully achieving compliance of industry standards, risk management processes and universal controls between customer and service provider.

 

Conference details: www.iscpo.org

March 3-5, 2020

7-Eleven Store Support Center, Irving, Texas

Registration Information:

Individuals can register online at ISCPO.org. Early bird rates available (20% off regular rate available) until December 31, 2019

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About ISCPO

The International Supply Chain Protection Organization (ISCPO) is a non-profit professional organization that connects members from across a wide array of sectors—from manufacturing, retail/wholesale/Ecommerce, and distribution to risk management/legal, law enforcement, and logistics. The organization was created in 2014 to promote, educate, and advocate supply chain security and protection through building strong networks and delivering exceptional leadership training, board representation, and industry support. ISCPO.org

 

For more Information, contact:

Byron Smith

ISCPO Chairman

(469) 215-8184

byron.smith@7-11.com

2020 ISCPO Conference Announcement

 

 

 

 

Mark Your Calendars!

The International Supply Chain Protection Organization would like to announce the date of its 2020 ConferenceGlobal Supply Chain Security Conference” on March 3rd – 5th at the 7-Eleven Store Support Center in Irving, Texas.

There will be a wide-range of topics related to global supply chain security, Ecommerce, industry trends and investigations.  As in year’s past, the conference provides a great venue to network with global industry peers, transportation/logistics professionals, law enforcement, and select vendor partners.

We encourage Solution Providers to participate in this event.   Those interested should submit requests to Byron Smith at byron.smith@iscpo.org

We are looking forward to seeing everyone this year, so mark your calendars.  Event registration information will follow soon.  For more information, visit our website – www.iscpo.org

About the International Supply Chain Protection Organization (ISCPO):

The International Supply Chain Protection Organization (ISCPO) is a non-profit professional organization that connects members from across a wide array of sectors—from manufacturing, retail/wholesale/eCommerce, and distribution to risk management, law enforcement/legal, and logistics. The organization was created in 2014 to promote, educate, and advocate supply chain security and protection through building strong networks and delivering exceptional leadership training, board representation, and industry support. ISCPO.org

ISCPO Appoints Two Members to its Board of Directors

The International Supply Chain Protection Organization (ISCPO) welcomes

Tom Meehan and Malcom Beckwith to its Board.

Dallas, TX (August 29, 2019) – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – The International Supply Chain Protection Organization (ISCPO.org) announced today two new additions to its Board of Directors: Tom Meehan – CSO & CISO of CONTROLTEK USA and Malcom Beckwith – Safety/Loss Prevention Manager of Tuesday Morning.

Tom Meehan

Tom Meehan, CFI is a leading loss prevention expert in all things cybersecurity and information technology. He is the chief strategy officer and chief information security officer at CONTROLTEK, the retail technology editor at Loss Prevention Magazine and the co-host of the Loss Prevention Research Council podcast CrimeScience. His industry influence is also present through his roles as Sr. Technology Advisor, board member and Innovation Team Chair with the Loss Prevention Research Council.

Tom is also the author of “Evolution of Retail Asset Protection: Protecting your Profit in a Digital Age” which uncovers traditional loss prevention and asset protection are responded to shifting retail environments and how technology and innovation are changing everything, while some methods can’t keep up.

Prior to joining CONTROLTEK Tom was director of technology and investigations with Bloomingdale’s, where he was responsible for physical security, internal investigations, asset protection systems and data analytics. Prior to his 13-year tenure at Bloomingdale’s, he worked for Home Depot in loss prevention, and has had various technology, loss prevention, and operational roles at several other companies.

ISCPO Chairman, Byron Smith says, “The ISCPO is excited to have Tom Meehan join our Board of Directors with his expertise in loss prevention and technology. The members and the supply chain security industry will benefit for Tom’s knowledge.”

Malcolm Beckwith

Also joining the ISCPO Board is Malcolm Beckwith, who has an extensive background as a loss prevention executive. He currently works for Tuesday Morning as the Safety/Loss Prevention Manager. Previously, he worked for Ross stores as the Director of Loss Prevention for the supply chain network. He also served as the Regional Loss Prevention Director for Ross Stores.

Prior to his tenure at Ross Stores Malcolm served as the Director of Loss Prevention for Sears Stores and as the Assistant Vice President Loss Prevention for Marshalls/TJ Maxx stores where he was responsible for all Marshalls stores and distribution centers located throughout the United States and Puerto Rico.

Lastly, he served as CEO/President of Beckwith and Associates Executive Search. Malcolm has previously served on the executive board of directors for the Northeast Boys Scouts of America and the Boys and Girls Club of MetroWest New England.  Throughout his career Malcolm has been profiled in many diversity articles that included the Boston Globe, Boston Herald, Evansville Courier, and the Loss Prevention Magazine.

ISCPO Chair, Smith adds, “Malcom brings extensive experience in supply chain operations and security. His institutional knowledge in retail supply chain will assist the ISCPO as we enhance our collaborative approach in supply chain security.”

For more information about the ISCPO and its Board: https://www.iscpo.org/site/leadership

About the International Supply Chain Protection Organization (ISCPO):

The International Supply Chain Protection Organization (ISCPO) is a non-profit professional organization that connects members from across a wide array of sectors—from manufacturing, retail/wholesale/eCommerce, and distribution to risk management, law enforcement/legal, and logistics. The organization was created in 2014 to promote, educate, and advocate supply chain security and protection through building strong networks and delivering exceptional leadership training, board representation, and industry support. ISCPO.org

For more information, contact:

Byron Smith

ISCPO Chairman

byron.smith@ISCPO.org

 

Day 2 Re-Cap: #ISCPO2019

ISCPO Chainman Byron Smith kicked off the second day of the conference with opening remarks and reflections from day one. The attendees share some great feedback on day one’s events.

The first session of the day was the panel discussion on Global Fulfillment lead by Rod Fulenwider with panelists Glenn Master with Pitney Bowes, Howard Stone with Amazon and Bill Atwell with Neiman Marcus. Our second session had Stephen Tracy with the USPIS discuss the Fentanyl, Opioid and Precursor Chemical Smuggling Schemes out of China which sparked a great deal of conversation with the attendees. Gene Maddox III, Sr. Manager International Security & Corporate Security (HDQ) with American Airlines shared with the attendees Ecommerce Partnerships during our third session of the day. The conference’s final session of the day had Terry L. Boling, President of Watchpoint and MJ Giorgi, VP of Development of Watchpoint cover Loss Prevention Vs. Loss Reaction: Utilizing Data and Controls to Impact Investigation.

See Day 1 Re-Cap.

 

Chairman Smith invited the Board of Directors to join him on stage to help close out the 2019 conference. The possibility for break-outs sessions at future conferences was encouraged by the attendees and group meeting opportunities to review growing safety issues were a couple of points raised.  Smith also shared the social media platforms that ISCPO uses today and reviewed the new podcast program launched in 2019.  He thanked the solution providers and the attendees for their participation and expressed that he felt this was the best conference to date for the organization.

Over 30 attendees took advantage of the Amazon Fulfillment Facility tour and the ISCPO Team thanked Amazon for allowing the attendees the opportunity to see behind the scenes. Big thanks to the 7-Eleven SSC for hosting the 2019 ISCPO Conference!  See you in March 2020 for #ISCPO2020.

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Thanks to our Sponsors

We thank all our participating sponsors for coming out to educate and network with the attendees.

Day One Re-Cap: #ISCPO2019

ISCPO  2019 is Now in Session!

After a great evening of food, drink and live music at the cocktail meet and greet, Chairman Byron Smith kicked off day one with opening remarks,  thanking the solution providers and attendees for joining the 2019 conference. He addressed where the organization is heading in 2019, with a focus on eCommerce Security.

Watch for future webinars and podcasts. Byron took time to thank former Chairman Rod Fulenwider for his leadership during the past two years and he was recognized with the ISCPO Award of Excellence.  Rod also surprised the audience by presenting Smith with the 2018 Chairman’s Award with the assistance of his direct supervisor Art Lazo, 7-Eleven’s VP of Asset Protection.

Speaker Round-Ups:

Keynote Speaker, Albert Shen make a big impact, sharing with the attendees the Mobility Revolution, Smart Cities & Global Perspectives. Our next speakers Heather Nickerson with Red Five Privacy Labs and Paul Kurtz with Tru-Star addressed Cybersecurity in the Supply Chain. Larry Kivett with Deloitte Risk & Financial Advisory shared Fraud in the Supply Chain – Fraud/Analytics. Bill Mathis, the Operational Security Specialist with Daimler North America presentedAutomotive Manufacturing Security. Our final session, Labor Shortages in the Supply Chain was shared by Rustin Tonn, Regional Human Resources Manager with Pitney Bowes.

Special Donation

The ISCPO present the Loss Prevention Foundation with a donation of $2,000.00 for the Loss Prevention Benevolent Fund.  Find out more about the program.

Thanks to our Sponsors

We thank all our participating sponsors for coming out to educate and network with the attendees.

 

ISCPO Appoints Three Members to its Board of Directors

–NEWS RELEASE– 

The International Supply Chain Protection Organization (ISCPO) welcomes Liz D’Aloia, Brian Flannery, and Wayne Hoover to its Board.

 

Dallas, TX (Jan 16, 2019) – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – The International Supply Chain Protection Organization (ISCPO.org) announced today three new additions to its Board of Directors: Liz D’Aloia – CEO of HR Virtuoso Company, Brian Flannery – Sr. Director of Loss Prevention with Ulta Beauty and Wayne Hoover, CFI – Senior Partner at Wicklander-Zulawski & Associates.

Liz D’Aloia is the founder of HR Virtuoso Company. Based in Texas, HR Virtuoso provides a mobile recruiting software system that helps companies optimize their employment application processes and increase their candidate pool as well as HR and employment law consulting services.

Liz D'Aloia

Liz D’Aloia – HR Virtuoso

ISCPO Chairman, Byron Smith says, “The ISCPO is excited to have Liz D’Aloia join as one of our new board members. She brings immense value in Human Resource Management and her knowledge and expertise within the transportation and retail industry provide our member-base with best-in-breed practices in building teams in a digital world.”

Prior to launching HR Virtuoso, Liz rose through the ranks of transportation, retail, and mortgage companies as a Senior Employment Attorney and VP of HR.  She holds a BA from Hampshire College and a JD from Brooklyn Law School. She is admitted to practice in Texas, New York, New Jersey, Florida, and Kansas. Liz is a nationally recognized blogger, speaker, and HR practitioner.

Also joining the ISCPO Board is Brain Flannery, currently the Sr. Director-Loss Prevention for ULTA Beauty, with oversight of the Supply Chain Loss Prevention, Enterprise EHS & HazMat, Corporate Security and the Business Continuity lines of business.

Brian Flannery

Brian Flannery – Ulta Beauty

Brian began his career serving in law enforcement in Fayetteville, NC. He transitioned into the private sector in the mid-`80’s where he began his career in security, investigations and loss prevention. As his career progressed, Brian held leadership positions responsible for risk management, loss prevention, business continuity, environmental health, safety and HazMat, strategic and tactical planning and regulatory compliance with several Fortune 100 companies.

ISCPO Chair, Smith adds, “Brian has deep experience in the supply chain in a variety of industries including retail, pharmaceutical, health care, banking, manufacturing, educational institutions and government. He’s a recognized retail and supply chain loss prevention leader with success in reducing both risk and shrink while improving profits in restructured and hyper-growth business environments that require change management, cross-functional collaboration, detailed analytics, policy & process development and a methodical and metrics-driven approach.”

The third member joining the ISCPO Board is Wayne Hoover. He is currently the Senior Partner, Wicklander-Zulawski & Associates and has personally conducted over a 1,000 interviews and interrogations on incidents ranging from arson to theft over the last 27 years.

Wayne Hoover - Wicklander-Zulawski & Associates

Wayne Hoover – Wicklander-Zulawski & Associates

He was directly responsible for the supervision of the firm’s investigative division. He also helped create the Certified Forensic Interviewer (CFI) designation that holds interviewers to a higher standard of obtaining the truth. In this capacity, he oversees all the divisions of CFIs, of which there are over 1,800 CFIs around the world, as well as the members of the International Association of Interviewers.

“Wayne will provide global experience and best practices in supply chain investigation and we’re looking forward to sharing with our members Wayne’s insights in dealing with individual and departmental education. As a recognized industry leader in continuing education and professional certification, ISCPO members and its board will greatly benefit from Wayne’s vast knowledge,” says Smith.

Wayne has spoken numerous times as a Keynote Speaker at many conferences for both the private and public sectors–from the National Retail Federation Loss Prevention Conference & annual meeting, FLETC to the ISCPO Annual Conference and the ACFE Conferences. In addition, he has presented lectures as a guest instructor at police academies, colleges, and professional associations and company meetings in the United States and Internationally. He is responsible for overseeing Wicklander-Zulawski instructors who conduct over 500 presentations and seminars internationally in the public and private sector every year. Since 1982, Wicklander-Zulawski has trained over 200,000 individuals around the globe on the non-confrontational interview and interrogation techniques.

ISCPO Chairman, Smith adds, “On behalf of the entire ISCPO Board, I’d like to thank our two departing Board Members Scott Cornell and Maurizio Scrofani for all their wonderful support and dedicated work over the past couple years. We were privileged to have these two veterans serve on ISCPO Board, and we wish them all the best.”

For more information about the ISCPO and its Board: https://www.iscpo.org/site/leadership

For information about the ISCPO March 2019 conference, please visit www.iscpo.org.  Registration is now open at: www.iscpo.org/conference

About the International Supply Chain Protection Organization (ISCPO):

The International Supply Chain Protection Organization (ISCPO) is a non-profit professional organization that connects members from across a wide array of sectors—from manufacturing, retail/wholesale/Ecommerce, and distribution to risk management, law enforcement/legal, and logistics. The organization was created in 2014 to promote, educate, and advocate supply chain security and protection through building strong networks and delivering exceptional leadership training, board representation, and industry support. ISCPO.org

 

For more information, contact:

Byron Smith

ISCPO Vice Chairman

(469) 215-8184

byron.smith@iscpo.org

 

 

 

 

ISCPO Announces New Chairman, Board Appointments and a Focus on Ecommerce Security

–NEWS RELEASE– 

The International Supply Chain Protection Organization (ISCPO.org) Appoints LP Veteran Byron Smith as its New Chairman

 

Dallas, TX (Jan 9, 2019) – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – The start of the new year brings about some exciting changes with ISCPO’s Leadership and Board of Directors.

Byron Smith

Byron Smith, ISCPO Chairman

Byron Smith, CFI and LPC who has served as Vice-Chairman for the past two years, will assume the Chairman role. Presently Corporate Asset Protection Manager at 7-Eleven Byron is a veteran asset protection professional with 29 years’ experience building LP and Risk Management teams for various retailers including Eckerd Drugs, Office Depot, Circuit City and 7-Eleven.

His experience has specialized in directing regional and corporate asset protection/loss prevention, distribution/logistics, risk management, as well as safety and corporate security. Byron has been an active member of other organizations including the LPRC where he serves as a Board of Advisors, RILA where he is involved with the Asset Protection Steering Committee, and he has also held board member positions with The Houston Crime Stoppers and The Texas Retailers Association.

New Chairman Smith says, “I have been involved with the ISCPO for many years, and it is an honor to now serve as the Chairman and to work with an outstanding Board. From the beginning, the ISCPO’s goal has been to promote, educate, and advocate supply chain security and protection through building strong networks and delivering exceptional leadership training, board representation, and industry support. With the nonstop growth and focus on Ecommerce and its potential risk within the supply chain, the Board and I are looking forward to championing both Loss Prevention and Security in Ecommerce.”

The ISCPO’s Annual Conference convenes March 6, 2019, in Dallas, TX. The two-day summit will feature a wide range of speakers, from both private sector and public law enforcement including American Airlines, Deloitte, Amazon, Daimler, and Pitney Bowes who will share how they’re staying ahead of the curve when it comes to mitigating risk and loss across their supply channels. With Ecommerce now immersed across the global supply chain, LP and security professionals will learn how to be proactive in leading security transformation within their organizations.

“The ISCPO’s mandate in 2019 is to focus on Ecommerce and to explore how it’s changing the LP landscape. As we incorporate an array of digital tools and real-time transportation technology to move goods through the global supply chain, how can we,as LP and security professionals be proactive in leading security transformation within our organizations?  What tools do we use to maintain transparent chain-of-custody in the Ecommerce lifecycle from the initial buying process and the shipping of goods to returns,” adds Smith.

To that end, the ISCPO will continue to drive needed standards in Ecommerce transportation security via its Carrier Security Audit & Certification program, an industry certification awarded to “final-mile” third-party logistics carriers who meet the ISCPO Carrier Security Requirements, a combination of successfully achieving compliance of industry standards, risk management processes and universal controls between customer and service provider.

Wes Bank, ISCPO Vice- Chairman

Other Board appointments include Wes Bank with DHL, assuming the Vice-Chairman role. Wes Bank, LPC is currently the Director of Loss Prevention for DHL Ecommerce, overseeing risk management, government regulatory, audit, investigations, and physical security.

Wes has been an active ISCPO Member for several years and chaired the committee that developed the ISCPO Carrier Security Requirements, the foundation of the ISCPO Carrier Security Audit & Certification program. He was instrumental in contributing to a successful launch of the program last year, with several carriers now carrying the ISCPO Carrier Certified seal. Carriers receive designation after undergoing a comprehensive due diligence process and analysis of various security standards necessary to ensure the integrity of goods flowing through the carriers and their clients’ extended supply chain.

A Loss Prevention practitioner since 1990, Wes previously held Loss Prevention management roles with Velocity Express, Office Depot and Jewel-Osco. He served on the Loss Prevention Foundation’s certification committee during the early development of the Loss Prevention Qualified (LPQ) and Certified (LPC) programs and had been a participating member of Merchant Risk Council, RILA and InfraGard.

Outgoing Chairman Rod Fulenwider states, “Byron’s track record and leadership skills are tremendous, and I look forward to continuing to serve on ISCPO’s Board of Directors and supporting Byron as he takes the organization to the next level. Byron is a true professional and visionary who is the perfect person for this phase of the organization.”

“Rod has done a great job as our chairman these past few years with both his contributions and direction. He will be stepping down and moving to a Board of Directors role,” adds Smith.  “The organization would also like to thank Scott Cornell and Maurizio Scrofani for all their tremendous support, contributions, and dedicated work over the past couple of years. We were privileged to have these two veterans serve on our Board.”

For information about the ISCPO and its 2019 March conference, please visit www.iscpo.org.  Registration is now open at: www.iscpo.org/conference

About the International Supply Chain Protection Organization (ISCPO):

The International Supply Chain Protection Organization (ISCPO) is a non-profit professional organization that connects members from across a wide array of sectors—from manufacturing, retail/wholesale/Ecommerce, and distribution to risk management, law enforcement/legal, and logistics. The organization was created in 2014 to promote, educate, and advocate supply chain security and protection through building strong networks and delivering exceptional leadership training, board representation, and industry support. ISCPO.org

 

For more information, contact:

Byron Smith

ISCPO Vice Chairman

(469) 215-8184

byron.smith@iscpo.org