Barry Brandman is president of Danbee Investigations, a Midland Park, N.J., company that provides investigative, loss prevention and security consulting services to many of the top names in the logistics industry. He has been a guest speaker for the Department of Homeland Security, CSCMP, and WERC, and is the author of Security Best Practices: Protecting Your Distribution Center From Inventory Theft, Fraud, Substance Abuse, Cybercrime and Terrorism. You can reach him via e-mail at or (201) 652-5500.
Security strategies that work
Alarm systems are designed to protect distribution centers from external break and entry, not internal theft—which is how most inventory is lost.
The lading vanishes
Cargo theft—whether it's an inside job or a heist engineered by outsiders—has become one of the new growth industries.
The seven deadly sins of DC security
When it comes to inventory shrinkage, the victims tend to have something in common: They've usually committed one or more of what I refer to as The Seven Deadly Sins of Distribution Center Security.