The Supply Chain Risk Leadership Council is a group of companies that meet four times a year to discuss how to incorporate standardized best practices into their supply chain. Some of the companies that sit on the council are industry heavyweights, such as CISCO, GE, Boeing, Coca-Cola, Merck and FedEx.
Their mission as stated on their website http://www.scrlc.com/ is to: “Work together to create best-practice supply chain risk management standards, processes, capabilities and metrics to be adopted within our respective organizations. Leverage this best practices effort to proactively initiate consistency across industries and their related organizations / councils. Enable standardizations across industries where applicable and become “industry integrators” for the betterment of a more efficient and consistent risk management environment.”
In order to accomplish this effort, many of the member organizations are embracing the ISO 28000 Family of Standards. This group of standards specifically revolves around the supply chain. ISO 28001 deals with security in the supply chain.
They have a newsletter that anyone can subscribe to which keeps you abreast of what they are talking about.
You may ask, ‘Why do I need to know about this ongoing effort?’
If your company is a part of any of the large enterprise corporate supply chains, then, you need to keep abreast of developments with this group. They will be setting the standards that you will eventually need to follow to continue to be a trusted supplier of these organizations. Whether you will be required to become compliant or certify to additional standards, knowing what they are and how this group is implementing them, may be your next competitive advantage.