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Seven Key Strategies for an Effective Supply Chain Security

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

Transport for Global Supply Chain
Adapted from http://www.svindustries.com/sv-industries/

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.


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Cassandra Chng Li Wen, DLSM
Cassandra Chng has substantive years of experiences in the Oil & Gas sector, specifically in materials coordination for effective supply chain management. She is a member of the Singapore Institute of Purchasing and Materials Management (SIPMM). Cassandra completed the course on Diploma in Logistics and Supply Management (DLSM) in March 2018 at SIPMM Institute.
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