ISO 28000 logistics supply chain security management system


ISO 28000 logistics supply chain security management system

The logistics chain is about transport and storage, which is a technological connection between the storage and transshipment points through the transport of goods. The individual operations within the logistics chain operation are the successive stages of the entire process of the flow of goods and services from the producer to the consumer. All operations, as well as the ordering processes and inventory policies of the individual links in this chain should be organisationally and financially coordinated.

Logistics chains, as supply chains, vary in their level of complexity and structure (e.g. parallel, serial, branching or hybrid); however, we can distinguish four basic types of links in each logistics chain:

  • raw material acquisition link – source of the raw materials,
  • raw material supply chain link – intermediaries selling raw materials and semi-finished products,
  • production link – the manufacture of finished goods,
  • distribution link – the delivery of finished goods to the customer.

A logistics chain can therefore be defined as a logistical network stretching between the supply and sales market and, more specifically, between manufacturers, suppliers, trade links, logistics service providers and final customers.

The partnership of enterprises, suppliers, customers, co-operators and other links in the chain, enables the smooth movement not only of the goods, but also of information and financial resources.

The ISO 28000 standard, called the Supply Chain Security Management System, is intended for all organisations involved in the product supply process at every stage, from the selection of contractors to transport, forwarding, customs clearance, warehousing, etc.

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