Supply chains involving inward/outbound logistics, service providers, suppliers and intermediaries, have many external interfaces to any organizational business. There are business interests, which many a time may not converge for the organization and these entities, which can be compromised for either the greed or some other external factors.
The supply chain needs to be continuously monitored (on a periodic basis) for it’s health and compliance to the processes. The audits and nearly real-time monitoring needs to be done to track any risk arising out of the integrity associated with these entities.
Issues rated to theft, change of parts, missing components, lost consignments, frequent damages to packaging, mixing of spurious goods etc., are largely covered in the integrity of supply chain by brands and fakes network.