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Look what Santa left under the tree.

By Steve Geary | 01/01/2019 | 8:48 AM

On December 13, the Department of Defense (DoD) issued an update to the governing procedures for supply chain management

“DoD Supply Chain Materiel Management Procedures: Operational Requirements,” gives solid direction for Supply Chain Risk Management (SCRM). 

Too often risk management is overshadowed by cyber threats; the DoD didn’t do that. 

Instead, DoD defines Supply Chain Risk Management (SCRM) as “strategies to identify, assess, and mitigate potential supply chain risks.” 

In other words, risk isn’t just about cyber.  DoD illustrates the landscape of risks by citing vectors like terrorism, cyber threats, [physical] attacks, insufficient quality, unreliable suppliers, imbedded threats, access points, machine break-down, uncertain demand, obsolescence, vulnerability from interruptions and interdiction of supplies, including fuel and electric power, flooding, labor strikes, natural disasters, or large variability in demand.

Put your tax dollars to work.  Adapt and adopt the blueprint the government published and make it your own.  Then get to work.



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About Steve Geary

Steve Geary

Steve Geary is an adjunct faculty member at the University of Tennessee's College of Business Administration, and is on the faculty at The Gordon Institute at Tufts University, where he teaches supply chain management. He is the President of the Supply Chain Visions family of companies, and Chief Operating Officer at ROSE Solutions, consultancies that work across the government sector. Steve is a contributing editor at DC Velocity, and editor-at-large for CSCMP's Supply Chain Quarterly. He is listed in Who's Who in America, Who's Who in the World, Who's Who in Science and Engineering, and Who's Who in Executives and Professionals. In November of 2007, Steve was recognized for "Selfless Service to Our Nation and the People of Iraq" by the Deputy Secretary of Defense.


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