The following 10 point plan is what distinguishes GTAIB internationally:
Centralised Incident Reporting Structure
GTAIB provides an International platform and systems for the structured, integrated reporting of all Supply Chain Management Incidents, which includes the Modus Operandi of each incident. It also includes Event and Occurrence Management, Escalation Procedures, Management Information System (MIS), Information Search and Analysis, Checklists (ISO 31010:2009).
GTAIB makes use of internationally renowned software systems.
Incident and Investigation Management System
GTAIB provides an integrated application which is utilised to capture and manage information related to incidents, risk management, investigative and law enforcement environments. GTAIB makes provision for a variety of modules that include: incident- and investigation management, work- and process flow as well as modules for profiling of individuals, organisations and syndicates. GTAIB customised the system to be specifically applicable to the total value chain of the Supply Chain Management process.
The incident information gathered provides access to a number of Business Intelligence (BI) reports which includes, but are not limited to: Trend Reports, Hotspot Analysis, Time of Day Analysis (ToD), Day of Week Analysis (DoW), Moon Phase Trend Analysis, etc.
The system is designed to assist the Industry to:
- Protect the Supply Chain Management from HVAT.
- Prevent the most common threats and crimes within the Supply Chain Management environment.
- Predict risk based trends and incidents, providing Insight.
Endorsement is defined as:
- The act of giving one's public approval or support to someone or something.
As the “Captains of Industry”, GTAIB provides an endorsement program for services used within the industry, technical solutions and well as suppliers (people), working within this industry.
This is a unique offering within this industry and provides a Combined Assurance Model looking at the five (5) areas within the GTAIB’s Critical Risk Universe, as described in paragraph 8.
GTAIB provides a Directory of all endorsed services, products and technologies, which will be “Fit for Purpose” within this environment.
Certification against International Standards
As a partner of the International Standards Organisation (ISO), GTAIB offers various ISO standards for implementation, Certification and Auditing, across the various disciplines and value chain within the Supply Chain Management, whether internally or within the downstream stakeholder environment.
GTAIB are members of ISO standing working groups across the Globe, on various ISO standards. The table below is indicative of some of the ISO standards adopted by GTAIB:
|ISO Standard Number||ISO Standard Description||Risk Category|
|Principles and Guidelines Risk Management|
|Quality Management System (QMS)|
|ISO 19600||Risk Based Compliance|
|ISO 27001||ICT Security Management|
|ISO 28001||Security in the Supply Chain Management|
|ISO 22301||Business Continuity|
Vendor Quality and Performance Management
The Supply Chain Management is extremely dependent on Vendors and Third Parties to move the product from one place to another, from the manufacturer to the end user.
Without well-defined, legally binding structured Service Level Agreements (SLA), with Performance Clauses, non-compliance can result in collusion, organised crime and the loss of the product within the total value chain.
Vendor Management, within a Combined Assurance Model (Vetting, SLA, Enforcement, Reporting, Recording of Non Compliance, etc.) and Accountability enhance service delivery and protect the reputation and image of the entity and the product.
Management of Insider Threats (People)
People are the common denominator in the Supply Chain Management environment and is one of the five (5) areas of GTAIB’s Risk Universe. GTAIB offers a unique integrated model at managing the People Risks, or Insider Risks. This includes Best Practices across industries regarding the identification and management of the Insider Threat, and the recording of the outcomes of human resource strategies in dealing with transgressions.
The insider threat landscape is becoming more difficult to deal with and the range of culprits has moved beyond employees and privileged IT staff. It now includes: business partners, suppliers, contractors and third-party service providers. Most organisation’s main security mechanisms were built for the untrusted external attacker – and not for the trusted employee, contractor or supplier – rendering traditional cyber security technologies ineffective against insider threats
Anyone who has access to your data, products, people or facilities has the potential to harm your organisation. Protecting your organisation from insider threats requires knowing exactly who your insiders are, what data they can access, when they access it, how they use it, and how they move it out of your network.
With GTAIB, you can identify insider threats quickly and more effectively.
Risk Advisory Service
GTAIB provide Subject Matter Experts (SME) to assist its members with any and all of the objectives stated to increase the visibility of risks within the Supply Chain Environment and to mitigate these risks through a Best Practice Approach.
From all the training and development programs, as well as the various international conferences, GTAIB develops White Papers and Supply Chain Risk Reports with a solution approach. This includes weekly newsletters regarding current events and trends within the industry, standards working group Best Practice reports, Operating Environmental Risk Analysis etc.
GTAIB drives efficiency through a standardised approach with the provision of various Tool Kits containing Best Practice Policies and Procedures for immediate implementation within a sector or member’s environment.
Operating Environment Analysis
No business can operate effectively with blind spots or function without a clear understanding of the area in which they operate. Customers are scattered around each area, province and countries. With our extensive information gathering base, and the services offered above, GTAIB creates a verified and collated Operating Environmental Reporting system which is incomparable with anything in the market today.
Without current Business Intelligence (BI) or Predictive Intelligence (PI), the losses suffered within your environment will be catastrophic.
GTAIB offers various BI and PI reports which includes, but are not limited to:
- Operating Area Reports
- Provincial Reports
- Country Reports
- Specific Route Risk Reports
Speak to the GTAIB for these reports, to empower you to make informed decisions.
Ethical and Anti-Corruption Hotline
The provision of a facility for all stakeholders to report illicit activity via a unique free call telephone number and fax, as well as e-mail, post and internet reporting.
The availability of a live 24/7/365 manned, state of the-art, multilingual call center.
The obtaining, handling and protection of anonymously reported information.
The controlling and delivery of the obtained information in report form within prescribed deadlines, including analysis of incidents and/or trends.
- A unique e-mail address for information reporting
- Online reporting via our website
- A postal address for information reporting
- A fax number for information reporting
- An SMS Short Code facility
- A GTAIB Ethics, Anti-Corruption Certificate
- A GTAIB Ethics, Anti-Corruption eBook / Guide
- 5 x A3 Laminated posters
Ethics Culture Analysis provides the enterprise with a before and after view of the ethical environment within the entity.