TAPA EMEA and TT Club announce 2024 'Young Supply Chain Resilience Professional of the Year' award winner

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Ivca Kaiserova, Senior Manager EMEA Security & Loss Prevention at Amazon, is the 2024 winner of the ‘Young Supply Chain Resilience Professional of the Year’ Award, co-sponsored by the Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) region of the Transported Asset Protection Association (TAPA) and TT Club, the independent provider of mutual insurance and related risk management services to the international transport and logistics industry.

In its second year, the award aims to recognise the outstanding young talent excelling in the supply chain security industry and help to promote careers in the sector. Entrants were asked to produce a 1,500- word submission on an innovative cargo security or supply chain resilience initiative they have developed or contributed significantly to, including addressing new or emerging security threats to supply chains. Ivca’s winning entry was based on her work on ‘The Predictive Threat-Based Design’ – a solution using data sources and other external intelligence data to minimise supply chains losses. The tool analyses all absorbed data and, using machine learning, monitors trends to predict which loads and lanes need to be categorised as A, B or C risks. These respective categories of risks are then matched with a pre-defined security package.

“The need for resilient supply chains has never been greater and to make this sustainable, our industry needs to attract new talent, recognise their capabilities, and nurture the next generation of leaders. We are living in a world where economic, geopolitical, health and environmental challenges continue to present unprecedented and diverse challenges. We are also working in a world where the risks to cargo security and supply chain resilience are at their highest level for a generation. Through this award, we can identify people who are rising to these challenges and who are contributing to innovative solutions to tackle these risks, which also include the growing threat posed by organised crime groups,” said Thorsten Neumann, President & CEO of TAPA EMEA.

Josh Finch, Logistics Risk Manager, TT Club, added: “We congratulate Ivca on her great achievement. TT Club is proud to support TAPA EMEA in sponsoring this award. The entries demonstrated a vast array of innovative ideas and methods of ensuring supply chain resilience, all of which are to be commended. For TT,
it is vital to celebrate young talent in the industry and we want to make sure that these individuals have the resources and encouragement to innovate, collaborate, and strive for ever greater levels of security throughout the supply chain sector.” The application process for the 2025 ‘Young Supply Chain Resilience Professional of the Year’ Award will open at the end of Q1 next year.


TAPA EMEA was formed in 2000 to tackle the multi-billion euro problem of cargo thefts from supply chains. Today, it boasts over 900 member companies in the Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) region, including many of the world’s biggest manufacturers and logistics service providers as well as leading SME freight forwarding and transport operators, insurers, law enforcement agencies, security service providers, and other stakeholders. TAPA EMEA is working to minimise cargo losses and increase supply chain resilience by helping its member companies top understand and manage risks. TAPA EMEA achieves this through the development and application of its global supply chain Security Standards, collating and sharing of cargo crime incident intelligence, training, networking and through its support of, and collaboration with law enforcement agencies, governmental and regulatory bodies.

For more information go to www.tapaemea.org

About TT Club

TT Club is the established market-leading independent provider of mutual insurance and related risk management services to the international transport and logistics industry. The Club’s services include specialist underwriting, claims management and risk and loss management advice, supported by a global office network. TT Club’s mission is to make the industry safer, more secure and more sustainable. Established in 1968, TT Club currently services more than 1400 Members – container owners, operators, ports, terminals and logistics companies. Its membership covers the entire logistics journey, working across maritime, road, rail, and air ranging from some of the world’s largest logistics operators to smaller, bespoke companies managing similar risks. The Club is renowned for its high-quality service, in-depth industry knowledge and enduring Member loyalty. Its average annual customer retention rate is consistently over 95%, with some Members having chosen to insure with the Club for over 50 years. TT Club is managed by Thomas Miller - an independent and international provider of insurance, professional and investment services.


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