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International trade has been and continues to be a powerful engine of United States and global economic growth. In recent years, communications technology advances and trade barrier and production cost reductions have contributed to global capital market expansion and new economic opportunity. The global supply chain system that supports this trade is essential to the United States’ economy and is a critical global asset.
Through the National Strategy for Global Supply Chain Security (the Strategy), we articulate the United States Government’s policy to strengthen the global supply chain in order to protect the welfare and interests of the American people and secure our Nation’s economic prosperity. Our focus in this Strategy is the worldwide network of transportation, postal, and shipping pathways, assets, and infrastructures by which goods are moved from the point of manufacture until they reach an end consumer, as well as supporting communications infrastructure and systems. The Strategy includes two goals:
- Goal 1: Promote the Efficient and Secure Movement of Goods – The first goal of the Strategy is to promote the timely, efficient flow of legitimate commerce while protecting and securing the supply chain from exploitation, and reducing its vulnerability to disruption.
- Goal 2: Foster a Resilient Supply Chain – The second goal of the Strategy is to foster a global supply chain system that is prepared for, and can withstand, evolving threats and hazards and can recover rapidly from disruptions.
One of the vital linchpins for these goals to occur will be a converged and globally accepted management system for supply chain resilience. This blog has discussed ISO 28000 in the past and now that the White House has published the policy direction we need to revisit why this is a private sector imperative:
ISO 28002 Standard for Resilience in the Supply Chain approved by ISO
The latest member of the ISO 28000 series, the ISO 28002 Standard for Resilience in the Supply Chain, has been unanimously approved for publication by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).
Based on the ANSI/ASIS Organizational Resilience Standard (ANSI/ASIS.SPC.1), the ISO 28002 provides a basis for an organization to evaluate both its organizational and supply chain risks and to develop a comprehensive strategy to manage the risks that may disrupt its operations.
The ISO 28000 series of standards seamlessly integrate with the ISO 31000 risk management standard, thereby allowing organizations to develop a cost effective holistic approach to managing risk.
With ratification of the ISO 28002, the ASIS/ANSI.SPC.1 Standard becomes the only US Department of Homeland Security Private Sector Preparedness (PS-Prep) standard with a ratified ISO counterpart.
Tarragona, Spain / Dubai, United Arab Emirates, January 15, 2012:- Global marine terminal operator DP World has achieved a major security milestone with DP World Tarragona achieving ISO 28000 certification – the 40th DP World facility to receive the independently audited award.