With increasing globalization, many companies rely on a supply chain that is on the other side of the world to ship parts, components or finished products. When something goes wrong in that supply chain, those companies often experience serious financial losses and customer problems. This growing phenomenon has resulted in the development of an international security management system for the supply chain with the publication of ISO 28000.
ISO 28000 offers organizations whose business relates to the logistics industry, a framework to identify each aspect that is critical to the security assurance of their supply chains. These include financing, manufacturing and information management. Facilities for packing, storing and transferring goods on their way to locations via various modes of transportation are also included in this standard.
ISO 28000 is suitable to all sizes and types of organizations involved in purchasing, manufacturing, service, storage, transportation and/or sales processes wishing to implement and maintain a secure management system for their supply chain.
Developed in response to the need by the transportation and logistics industries for a commonly applicable security management system, ISO 28000 is increasingly becoming the standard for companies in many other industries needing to assess security risks, implement controls, and better manage potential security threats and issues related to the supply chain. Stakeholders, especially customers, also benefit from improvements to quality and safety that the ISO 28000 management system provides.