On the defensive – Use available weapons to fortify your manufacturing company against fraud
Abstract: The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners reports that U.S. companies lost approximately $994 billion in revenue to fraud in a two-year period ending in 2008. Even more sobering is the fact that 7.2% of fraud cases occurred in manufacturing companies, accounting for a median loss of $441,000. Unfortunately, employees are a natural culprit because they have the most immediate access to funds and materials, and there are several key functions that are particularly vulnerable. This article looks at steps a manufacturer can take to reduce the chances of fraud, while a sidebar explains the importance of having a fraud prevention policy.