Securing a Supply Chain

Read this executive summary and introduction as a guide addressing security, its importance, the major players, logistics requirements, as well as the overall vision.

Executive Summary


A detailed study of the costs of SCS has yet to be made. Very preliminary estimates for scanning costs range from US$ 10 to US$ 440 per scanned container, depending of the throughput at the scanner. Active E-seals have been estimated to cost between US$ 10 and US$15 apiece. The estimated lifecycle cost for one of the new generation Advanced Spectroscopic Portal (ASP), a radiation detecting scanner developed under the aegis of the US Government, exceeds US$ 800,000, almost the triple of the cost of existing radiation scanners.