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The Handbook of Logistics and Distribution Management, 5th Edition by Dr. Peter Baker, Phil Croucher, Alan Rushton

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Security and safety in distribution

Introduction

Terrorist attacks and crimes against vehicles and property have sadly become almost an everyday feature of life in today’s world. The costs associated with the disruption caused by these events are difficult to quantify but are all too real to the victims. Management time, replacement of assets, service failures, increased insurance costs, legal costs and general upheaval are some of the consequences that may be expected.

Since the attacks on the World Trade Center in New York and the Pentagon in Washington, DC on 11 September 2001, the whole area of logistics security has attracted a lot of attention from national governments. One direct response to these terrorist outrages is a number of ...

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