New ISO Publications Address Supply Chain Security

Two new documents from the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) are designed to help companies improve the monitoring of material flow in the supply chain, combat smuggling and to respond to the threat of piracy and terrorist attacks.

ISO/PAS 28001:2006, Security management systems for the supply chain—Best practices for implementing supply chain security—Assessments and Plans enables organizations to establish and document reasonable levels of security within international supply chains and their components. It provides an option for independent auditing of the security established by the operator that allows customs agencies to check and verify completed work rather than being directly involved in the assessment.

ISO/PAS 28004:2006, Security management systems for the supply chain -- Guidelines for the implementation of ISO/PAS 28000 is designed to assist users in understanding and implementing ISO/PAS 28000:2005. It includes the complete requirements of ISO/PAS 28000.

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