Guidance

Supply chain security collection

Created:  28 Jan 2018
Updated:  28 Jan 2018
Joint publication

Proposing a series of 12 principles, designed to help you establish effective control and oversight of your supply chain. For the purposes of this paper a supply chain is 'a network of entities connected by a series of trading relationships'. 

The guidance covers cyber, physical and people security.

Supply chain

  1. The principles of supply chain security

    This guidance proposes a series of 12 principles, designed to help you establish effective control and oversight of your supply chain.

  2. I. Understand the risks

    The first three principles deal with the information gathering stage.

  3. II. Establish control

    This section's principles will help you gain and maintain control of your supply chain.

  4. III. Check your arrangements

    Businesses will need to gain confidence in their approach to establishing control over their supply chain.

  5. IV. Continuous improvement

    As your supply chain evolves, you'll need to continue improving and maintaining security.

  6. Example supply chain attacks

    A selection of illustrative real-world examples of supply chain attacks.

  7. Assessing supply chain security

    The table below gives you a series of scenarios against which to measure the security of your supply chain.

  8. Assessing supply chain management practice

    It is expected that your will already be following good procurement and contracting practice. This guidance offers additional factors that you may consider.

  9. Supply chain security: 12 Principles infographic

    The twelve principles in an abbreviated, easy to digest, printable format

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