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Securing the supply lines

Companies are fighting back against illegal trade by securing their sprawling supply chains with new technologies.

A system of marking each product item on the production line and capturing the data allows a company to know which individual items are located inside a bulk pack as large as a container.

THE increasing complexity of global supply chains has made it harder to prevent illicit trade in industries ranging from pharmaceuticals to auto parts, but new innovative solutions developed by private sector players are helping governments and companies win the fight.

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