Managing an effective supply chain in an increasingly globalized and competitive world can be very challenging.

 

Uncertainties in supply and demand, globalization of marketplaces, shorter product life cycles and rapid changes in technology including the introduction of drop-shipping have led to a higher exposure to risks in the supply chain. 

Supply chain security certification

ISO 28000

ISO 28000 overview

A supply chain is a dynamic set of interconnected processes and resources that starts with the sourcing of raw materials and ends with the delivery of products or services to end users.

 

Supply chains may include producers, suppliers, manufacturers, distributors, wholesalers, vendors, and logistics providers. They include facilities, plants, offices, warehouses, and branches and can be both internal or external to an organization.

ISO 28000 is applicable to all sizes of organizations, from  small to multinational, in manufacturing, service, storage or  transportation at, any stage of the supply chain.

The benefits of ISO 28000

  •  Certification to ISO 28000 provides a credible means of demonstrating effective supply chain security corporate governance – from Board level, to physical delivery.

  • Enhances security risk assessment, asset protection and inventory management

  • Manages security as a process that results in the ability to measure and improve it

  • The standard covers every key aspect of the way an organisation secures its supply chain.

  • It provides senior management with assurance that the organization is able to effectively manage supply chain risks to its operation including its upstream and downstream dependencies.

  • Certification by MSS Global, as an internationally accredited, respected, qualified and independent expert reinforces your credibility and helps protect your reputation. 

ISO 28000 - Key points to consider

  • A Supply Chain Security Management System (SCSMS)–with a risk based approach at its heart.

  • If you already have ISO 9001 accredited certification then you are likely to be well on the route to success.

  • ISO 28000 helps you design and implement your security related management controls.

  • It covers key aspects of supply chain risk management, placing a strong onus on you to identify upon who and how your operation impacts, and who impacts you - from clients, to regulations and legal governance,through to employees and subcontractors (including selection, training and on-going competence).

  • It encompasses core and supporting business functions,and helps you manage your suppliers.

  • Like any effective management control system, ISO28000 needs to be driven by the senior management team, and resourced.

  • ISO 28000 is not a ‘tick box’ standard.

Organizations certified to ISO 28000 can be more confident about meeting the requirements of legislation, statutory and other security regulatory requirements.

Your certification de-risks the service offering to your clients; it helps them protect their reputation, enhances their likelihood of operational success, and reduces their internal audit and due diligence burden.

Your certification increases client confidence; you are able to demonstrate sustained performance through an enduring program of external audit; certification is a value for money ‘assurance’ investment.

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