ISO 28000-2007 Supply Chain Security Management Systems




This is a international standard addressing supply chain security risk.The purpose of the standard is to provide a best practice framework to reduce risks for people and cargo within the supply chain. It addresses potential security issues at all stages of the supply process, specifically within the logistics area, targeting threats such as terrorism, fraud and piracy. It is also focusing on mitigating effects of security incidents.The structure of ISO 28000 is similar to the one for ISO 14001, and also has common elements with other major management system standards, like ISO 9001. This is an advantage for organizations looking for integration of the security aspects into their existing management system.

The standard focuses on actively managing and reducing risks. Aspects critical to security in the supply chain may include financing, manufacturing, information management and transportation, in-transit storage and warehousing of goods.

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.

What are the benefits of ISO 28000 Supply Chain Security Management System?

  • Minimise risk – reduce the risk of security incidents which could impact on crucial delivery times
  • Reducing costs – identifying potential incidents early reduces the risk to your bottom line
  • Best practice – continual improvement of processes will benefit your organisation in the long run
  • Stakeholder confidence – demonstrate your commitment to supply chain security and your customers’ security
  • Facilitate trade and expedite the transport of goods across borders
  • Monitor and manage security risks throughout your business and supply chain
  • Gain a competitive advantage and win new business
  • Encourage companies to secure their own processes within supply chains
  • Reassure stakeholders of your organization commitment to the safety of individuals and security of goods and services
  • Allows management to focus finite resources in areas of greatest concern
  • Benchmarks your organization security management practices with international best practice
  • Achieve cost savings through a reduction in security incidents and potential reduction in corporate insurance premiums
  • Gain opportunities to improve efficiency across working practice