Getting started with ISO 28000 Supply Chain Security Management

Introduce ISO 28000 to your business and discover confidence, consistency and market advantage that can come as a result of meeting customer demands for systemic security management.

What is supply chain security?

The transportation of goods in the global economy, driven by the outsourcing of services, has never been more complex. Sources of raw materials, components, component assembly, and finished products are global and therefore require an international supply chain.

Supply chain security refers to efforts to enhance the security of the supply chain, and the transport and logistics system for the world's cargo. It combines traditional practices of supply chain management with the security requirements driven by threats such as terrorism, piracy, and theft.

What is ISO 28000 Security Management System?

ISO 28000 helps organizations to better assess security risks in their supply chain (e.g. theft, terrorism, etc.), manage new threats as they emerge and implement appropriate controls to manage potential security threats.

With the growth of international commerce, it has become harder for countries to manage supply chain security on their own. ISO 28000 helps by providing the basis for an overarching Security Management System.

ISO 28000 requires organizations to assess the security of their supply chain and operational environment, determine if adequate security measures are in place and ensure compliance with the law.

What are the benefits of ISO 28000 Supply Chain Security Management System?

ISO 28000 brings big benefits to companies of all sizes. Confidence, consistency, a market advantage and more business can come with an ISO 28000 security management system as more customers require you to demonstrate your competence. It helps you:

  • Facilitate trade and expedite the transport of goods across borders
  • Monitor and manage security risks throughout your business and supply chain
  • Gain a competitive advantage and win new business
  • Encourage companies to secure their own processes within supply chains
  • Reassure stakeholders of your organization’s commitment to the safety of individuals and security of goods and services
  • Allows management to focus finite resources in areas of greatest concern
  • Benchmarks your organization’s security management practices with international best practice
  • Achieve cost savings through a reduction in security incidents and potential reduction in corporate insurance premiums
  • Gain opportunities to improve efficiency across working practices