Securing the global supply chain, while ensuring its smooth functioning, is essential to our national security and economic prosperity. This vital system provides the goods that feed our domestic critical infrastructures.
The global supply chain is dynamic, growing in size and complexity, and is vulnerable to threats and hazards such as natural disasters, accidents or even malicious attacks. A common approach, involving the range of stakeholders with supply chain roles and responsibilities, is necessary.
To ensure an effective Supply Chain Security, there are seven key strategies in place.
Figure 1: Various Mode of Transport for Global Supply Chain
Container & Seal Security and Inspection
All international supply chain business partners must ensure procedures are in place to maintain container integrity. Container integrity is maintained to protect against the unauthorised material and/or persons. Procedures must be in place to properly seal and maintain the integrity of shipping containers.