As global trade faces new challenges due to widespread pandemics, borders closure and political upheaval, it’s imperative to reassure stakeholders, customers and trading partners on the safety of your supply chain operations.
For transport and logistics organisations, mitigating supply chain security risks becomes critical. How do you ensure the security of services and goods? What about people safety? Is your supply chain secure enough to guarantee safe transport across borders?
A supply chain management solution supports your company’s goals to simplify trade, streamline communication, fast-track logistics and maximise profits. However, having processes in place that guarantee the security of your transport and trading operations is an added boon, offering competitive advantage and new business opportunities.
With experienced auditors in more than 65 countries and across all business sectors, DQS South Africa is your one-stop-shop for business solutions. Our holistic approach integrates assessments, audits, certifications, inspections and evaluation in order to guide organizations toward sustainable success. Let’s make it happen!
ISO 28000 for supply chain security
The global standard of supply chain security management, ISO 28000, provides an internationally recognised security framework for supply chains, transport and logistics. It aligns supply chain operations to global standards and industry guidelines created to improve operational efficiency while reducing security incidents.
Through compliance with ISO 28000 certification, management can monitor, at all times, the security risks posed by supply chain operations, including resource allocation, expenditures, storage and trading route viability. As a result, your company can primarily benefit from anticipating, minimising and eliminating safety threats such as theft or vandalism, or incidents involving the transport of hazardous goods.
While some unforeseen risks are more challenging to address, such as unpredictable pandemics, an overall reduction of security concerns leads to a more cost-efficient supply chain with substantial savings in insurance premiums and other unexpected costs.
Furthermore, achieving compliance for supply chain security management systems contributes to a significant boost in the security awareness and safety standards of your enterprise.
It is not too late to implement benchmarks to control and safeguard the security of your supply chain with proper ISO 28000 certification. DQS can assist with all the initial assessment, certification, auditing, supplier Audits and training requirements.
For more information about ISO 28000 compliance, contact DQS South Africa or visit dqs.co.za.