The issues around securing continuity within the supply chain has been a business continuity issue since before outsourcing became the norm. But as our reliance and interdependency on our supply chains around the globe become ever more complex, the US government has decided it’s time to step in.
The White House has issued a press release announcing that it the US is working on a comprehensive National Strategy for Global Supply Chain Security.
They state: “The United States and other nations worldwide rely upon the efficient and secure movement of goods across and within our borders to provide food, medicine, energy, and an abundance of other products that feed our domestic critical infrastructure sectors, drive our economies, and support our ways of life. We have a shared, mutual interest in working collaboratively to strengthen this vital global asset.”
They’ve announced two goals: to promote efficient and secure movement of goods and to foster resilient supply chains. Their intention is to “galvanise action” and ensure supply chain risk is well managed.
The full documentation on the approach that will be taken to achieve the strategy is available by clicking on the link below.
We look forward to reviewing the strategy in due course… and hearing what you think about it!
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