Attackers today are getting increasingly creative with how they target organizations, often utilizing the supply chain as a point of ingress — exactly the kind of thing that keep security pros up at night. Rather than attack their targets directly, attackers today are perfectly happy to compromise one of their third-party providers and accomplish their end goal that way.
Whether it’s a hardware provider further down the supply chain, a software provider that the organization outsourced some added features to, or a service provider, all can represent a potential point of entry. This dramatically changes the attack surface for the typical enterprise and, with recent highly publicized breaches such as ASUS and Docker, is negatively impacting once-inherent trust in the supply chain.
Recent attacks have even targeted patching processes and software updates, leveraging the very means by which organizations protect themselves against potential threats.
There is an increased understanding that it is a necessity to fully involve the entire Supply Chain in the Business Continuity Management System of an organization.
Fully including the Supply Chain in the company’s Business Continuity Management System helps safeguard the ability to meet those expectations
Customers expect products and services to be delivered as agreed upon. Fully including the Supply Chain in the company’s Business Continuity Management System helps safeguard the ability to meet those expectations.
The Supply Chain Continuity training helps you do just that!
This two-day training will allow participants to explore and understand the ways Supply Chain Management and Business Continuity Management need to work together to create a more resilient organization.
This training is fully compatible with Business Continuity Management best practices and internationally recognized standards ISO 22301 (Societal security – Business Continuity Management Systems – Requirements), ISO 28000 (Specification for Security Management Systems for the Supply Chain) and ISO 31000 (Risk Management – Guidelines, provides principles, framework).
This course is designed for all involved in Supply Chain Management who wish to better understand the concepts related to Business Continuity Management and Risk Management. This course is also for those seeking a more in-depth understanding of Supply Chain Continuity planning:
- All those involved in Supply Chain Management wishing to better understand Business Continuity Management and Risk Management concepts
- Business Continuity managers and team members
- Project managers and consultants involved in the implementation of a complete BCMS
- Risk managers
- Auditors and compliance managers
- Anyone seeking a more in-depth understanding of Supply Chain Continuity planning
- Explore the shared interests of Business Continuity and Supply Chain Management
- Understand the importance of Business Continuity in developing a more resilient Supply Chain
- Understand the importance of full inclusion of the Supply Chain in Business Continuity planning
- Identify ways to avoid risky suppliers, vendors, and outsourcing companies
BCM Supply Chain Continuity training schedule
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The prospect of future disruptions in the supply chain brings diverse risks to the operation of businesses, especially to inventory management. The approaching Brexit deadline raises the imminent question how businesses can effectively continue to finance and distribute their inventory within the European continent.
While the renegotiation of the U.K.-EU relationship will most likely take several years, European distributors have to assess their current inventory management to mitigate future disruptions.
European distributors have to assess their current inventory management to mitigate future disruptions
There is no doubt that the political landscape will continue to change, and this goes hand-in-hand with a growing trade volume due to the growing e-commerce market. In order to serve the European Market effectively, managing the availability and allocation of inventory becomes vital to reduce overall costs, improve cash flows, and bring more agility to supply chain operations.
Over the past few years, the tides of the maritime industry have been changing. There’s a push for safer, smarter, more environment-friendly and energy-efficient sea transport. Discover how ISO standards are redefining how the industry works.
Service disruptions persist on the Union Pearson Express, GO Transit and the TTC’s Line 3 due to the extreme cold weather.
A number of UP Express trains were cancelled early Thursday morning as a result of equipment issues. The entire line had to be closed for several hours before it reopened with limited service at noon.
The same problem occurred Wednesday evening which caused trains from Union Station to Toronto Pearson Airport to shut down.
Amazon has slipped down a list of companies ranked by customer satisfaction after consumers were asked to consider ethics when rating brands.
The online retailer, which became the world’s most valuable listed company earlier this month, had taken the top spot in the last six published biannual UK Customer Satisfaction Indexes (UKSCI). But it slipped to fifth place, with a score of 85.4 out of 100, after the Institute of Customer Service (ICS) added new categories, including an ethical dimension to the poll of 10,000 consumers.
Amazon has previously faced high-profile criticism over the working conditions experienced by its employees and its relatively meagre tax contribution in the UK.
As the extent of pollution became clear on five islands including Terschelling, coastguards searched the North Sea for missing containers.
The cargo fell off the MSC Zoe near the German island of Borkum, but the tide carried many of them to the south-west. Initial images showed children’s toys and TVs on Dutch beaches.
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But officials said three containers carried toxic substances, and Dutch and German coastguards warned local people to steer clear of them. One of those containers had a cargo of peroxide powder, and a 25kg bag of the chemical was found on the island of Schiermonnikoog on Thursday, along with several containers and their contents.
From Amazon not taking over the world to more practical supply chain research by academics, Dan Gilmore offers Santa his list.
For the past many years, for my last First Thoughts column of the year I have generally been oscillating between my versions of “A Supply Chain Christmas Carol” and “Twas the Night Before a Supply Chain Christmas,” updated as appropriate from year to year.
Occasionally I also throw in a supply chain Christmas list that I hope Santa might deliver in the coming year. So I decided to offer that list again here in 2018, with a couple of holdovers from the 2016 list, because frankly Santa still hasn’t come through (maybe I am on the naughty list?). It is a short list, but think would have a major impact if Santa could somehow fill up my supply chain stocking.
Would love to hear an item or two on your Supply Chain wish list as well. So here we go.
In the last six years, David Duncan has been on a buying spree. This Napa Valley-based winemaker and owner of Silver Oak Cellars hasn’t been splurging on fast cars or vacation homes, though.
He’s been buying up vines — close to 500 acres in Northern California and Oregon. It’s been a tough process, at times: He almost lost one site to a wealthy Chinese bidder. It was only when he raised his offer by $1 million that he clinched the sale at the last moment.
At the same time, Mr. Duncan also took full control of A&K Cooperage, now the Oak Cooperage, the barrel maker in Higbee, Mo., in which his family had long held a stake. These hefty acquisitions are central to his 50-year plan to future-proof the family business against a changing luxury marketplace.
As Mr. Duncan realized, this market faces what might seem an enviable problem: a surfeit of demand for its limited supply. The challenge the winery will face over the next decade is not marketing, or finding customers, but finding enough high-quality raw materials to sate the looming boom in demand.
Halloween is a mere one weeks away, and the shopping season is in full swing. And by “in full swing,” I mean that consumers are spending big bucks on all the Halloween essentials.
According to the National Retail Federation’s (NRF) annual survey conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics, Halloween spending is expected to exceed $9 billion.
Understand the importance of Business Continuity in developing a more resilient Supply Chain >With more than 175 million people planning on celebrating the holiday this year, that equates to an average spend of $86.79 per person, which is up about 60 cents over last year. As consumers get ready to dish out money on costumes, candy, decorations, and greeting cards, the Halloween supply chain is busy.
The NRF is projecting total Halloween spending to reach $9 billion this year in the US. For the 175 million consumers that plan to celebrate the holiday, 95% will buy candy, 74% will buy decorations, 68% will buy costumes, and 35% will buy greeting cards.
As a member of the EU, trade between the UK and the continent has been relatively simple: free movement has enabled EU-based supply chains to operate without tariffs, bottlenecks or delays at the border to consider – but in six months that will change.
Preparing for Brexit without any concrete or specific guidance from the government is a significant challenge, and all firms who rely on imports and exports to and from the EU must prepare for a range of wildly varied scenarios.
From ‘no deal’ to a positive outcome for UK trade to the possibility of a People’s Vote that may or may not include the option of undoing the whole process, it is impossible to know what form a supply chain framework will take in six months’ time.