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Successfully upgraded the Tapa certification to TAPA TSR 2017

Cargo crime is one of the most significant supply chain challenges for manufacturers of high value, high-risk products, and their logistics service providers. ATC is committed to cargo safety and security. ATC has successfully upgraded the Tapa certificate to TAPA TSR 2017. This certificate covers operations specifically for transporting products via road within a supply chain in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. In April 2016, ATC becomes one of the first trucking companies within the UAE to achieve TAPA TSR level 3 certification through SGS. TAPA is an internationally recognized leader in the fight against cargo crime which aims to reduce crime in international supply chains and comprises global manufacturers, freight carriers, law enforcement agencies, and...

Tips to choose the right logistics provider

1. Capabilities A prospective logistics provider must be knowledgable in the specific service area that meets your company’s needs.  If a transportation company has a lot of knowledge of logistics, then they can offer you safe and highly efficient logistics services. In addition to the service area, the company should prove that it is capable of meeting your short-term and long-term requirements. 2. Customer service Find out if the logistics provider can prioritize and solve your problems fast and effectively. Make sure to do some research online to see what previous clients have to say about the company. If the feedback you get is positive, then you can hire them. 3. Determine the Safety Records of the Company Due to the ever-changing landscape of safety regulations, it is imperative that you select a logistics provider with a strong safety record. 4. Company stability Whether your supply chain is simple or complex, select a logistics provider with overall company stability. Top suppliers are consistent suppliers. How long has the company been around? Furthermore, if one high-liability event occurs and your provider cannot withstand the fallout, the liability often shifts, in effect, to you the shipper. This concern can be eased if the provider’s “word”, name and reputation have remained intact through decades of market turbulence and economic uncertainty. 5. Company reputation In a new business arrangement, you can rest assured that at some point the relationship will be tested Often it as at this juncture, that the character of the service provider’s leadership will be revealed. Before it is too late, investigate whether the provider is likely to respond with...