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ISO 28000 – Supply chain security management

ISO 28000

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Addresses potential security issues at all stages of the supply process, specifically within the logistics area.

The ISO 28000 standard provides a best practice framework to reduce risks for people and cargo within the supply chain. It helps manage and mitigate potential security within the logistics area, targeting threats such as terrorism, fraud and piracy. From increased supply chain visibility and decreased supply chain disruption, ISO 28000 can help any organization mitigating effects of security incidents.

What is ISO 28000

ISO 28000 focuses on aspects critical to manage and assure supply chain security risks. This may include financing, manufacturing, information management and transportation, in-transit storage and warehousing of goods.

The standard is applicable to organisations of all sizes in manufacturing, service, storage or transportation at any stage of the production or supply chain.

An ISO 28000 compliant management system helps you achieve:

  • integrated enterprise resilience;
  • systematised management practices;
  • enhanced credibility and brand recognition;
  • aligned terminology and conceptual usage;
  • improved supply chain performance;
  • benchmarking against internationally recognisable criteria;
  • greater compliance processes.

ISO 28000 can easily be integrated with other major management system standards, like ISO 9001. This is an advantage for organizations looking to incorporate security aspects into other existing management systems.

Benefits of becoming certified

By becoming certified by an independent third- party verifies that your supply chain security management system complies with the ISO 28000 requirements. You get confirmation that you have systems in place to manage and mitigate aspects critical to security assurance of the supply chain.  Among the certification benefits are:

  • facilitate trade and expedite the transport of goods across borders;
  • monitor and manage security risks;
  • gain a competitive advantage and new business opportunities;
  • encourage companies to secure their own processes;
  • allow management to focus on areas of greatest concern;
  • benchmark security management practices;
  • achieves cost savings by reducing security incidents;
  • potentially reduce corporate insurance premiums;
  • improve improve efficiency across working practices;
  • demonstrate commitment to ensure safety of individuals and security of goods and services.

Getting started

The first step towards third party certification is to implement an effective management system complying with the standard’s requirements. DNV can help you throughout the journey from initial training to gap-analysis and the certification process.

See how you can get started on the road to certification.

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