Partnering beyond the supply pipeline:
These statistics should be alarming not only to the supply chain manager or small-town owner and leaser of lorries and ferries, but also corporate leaders.
The opportunity now exists, however, to combat human trafficking by merely making more robust those operational capabilities most firms already employ.
This is to say that with the help of Hanhaa’s ability to create a secure network of partners willing to take on the shared fight in reducing human trafficking and smuggling, many firms can work with their suppliers, employees, and customers to ensure compliance while validating external hiring processes in the global trucking industry.
What’s more, companies can be more proactive and share their findings and steps toward reducing this particular external threat by partnering with organizations beyond the logistics industry such as Unseen, Interpol, and others toward improving not only their own circumstances, but those who could potentially find themselves victims of a nefarious driver.
It should not take the loss of human life in order to call attention to the plight of millions living under austere conditions in countries as seemingly advanced, and increasingly progressive, as China, Bulgaria, and, yes, even France, Belgium, and the United Kingdom.
This is all to say that logistics companies, transportation staffing agencies, and independent owners and operators looking to marry supply with demand should not wait until the next humanitarian crisis before reviewing their current processes.
Instead, each of these agencies should take action on a regular or recurring basis so as to ensure that their tracking software and hardware are not only precise, but also focused on protecting individuals through strong partnerships built on transparency across mission statements, shared corporate visions, and data collection practices.
Hanhaa’s suite of products can certainly offer the means in which to achieve these higher-order ends, but cannot solve the world’s increasingly dire human smuggling and trafficking problem alone.
Thus, it is important that each and every loggie within this space take serious their current operations and look to seal any gaps in their operations by increasing their tracking and strengthening their partnerships.
Which begs the question:
Why not start by implementing ParceLive trackers and driving goodwill beyond the four walls of a single warehouse and driving change throughout the world one route at a time?