ISO 28000 was developed in response to the transportation and logistics industries’ need for a commonly applicable security management system specific to supply chain security. However, companies in many other industries are finding it useful to assess security risks, implement controls, and mitigate arrangements to manage potential security threats and impacts from the supply chain. Quality, safety and customer satisfaction also benefit from this management system.
ISO 28000 is an international supply chain security management system standard. It offers organisations working within, or relying on, the logistics industry, a framework that identifys aspects critical to the security assurance of their supply chain. These aspects include, but are not limited to, financing, manufacturing, information management and the facilities for packing, storing and the transferring of goods between modes of transport and locations.
ISO 28000 is suitable to all sizes and types of organisation that are involved in purchasing, manufacturing, service, storage, transportation and/or sales processes that wishes to implement and maintain a secure management system for their supply chain.
The requirements for ISO 28000 include all critical aspects for supply chain security assurance. Some examples include: financing, manufacturing, information management, and the facilities for packing, storing and transferring goods between vehicles and locations. Security management is linked to many other aspects of business management. These should be considered directly, when and where they impact security management, including transporting goods through the supply chain.