Supply Chain Management
“The ISO 28000 series of International Standards specifies the requirements for a security management system to ensure safety in the supply chain. Its standards can be applied by organizations of all sizes involved in manufacturing, service, storage or transportation by air, rail, road and sea at any stage of the production or supply process. The series includes provisions to:
- Establish, implement, maintain and improve a security management system
- Assure conformity with security management policy
- Demonstrate such conformity
- Seek certification/registration of conformity by an accredited third party organization
- Make a self-determination and self-declaration of conformity.
The following standards have been published:
- ISO 28000:2007, Specification for security management systems for the supply chain
- ISO 28001:2007, Security management systems for the supply chain – Best practices for implementing supply chain security – Assessments and plans – Requirements and guidance
- ISO 28003:2007, Security management systems for the supply chain – Requirements for bodies providing audit and certification of supply chain security management systems
- ISO 28004:2007, Security management systems for the supply chain – Guidelines for the implementation of ISO 28000
The ISO 28000 series will facilitate trade and the transport of goods across borders. It will increase the ability of organizations in the supply chain to effectively implement mechanisms that address security vulnerabilities at strategic and operational levels, as well as to establish preventive actions plans. Organizations can then continually assess their security measures to protect their business interests, and ensure compliance with international regulatory requirements. By encouraging the implementation of these standards by the various actors in the supply chains, countries will be able to maximize the use of government’s resources, while maintaining a level of optimal security.
The ISO 28000 series indeed assist in implementing governmental and international customs agency security initiatives, including the World Customs Organization’s Framework of Standards to Secure and Facilitate Global Trade, the EU Authorized Economic Operators Programme, the US Customs Trade Partnership against Terrorism, and the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) International Ship and Port Facility Security Code.”
– International Organization for Standardization (ISO)