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Lloyds Register Quality Assurance - Improving performance, reducing  riskLloyds Register Quality Assurance - Improving performance, reducing risk


Supply chain security

Supply chain security

Managing the risk

The threats surrounding your supply chain, your brand and your shareholder value are growing - and they are becoming more complex. The management of security hugely benefits from a verifiable risk-based management system. Understanding your supply chain security risks is the first step in turning them into opportunities. In a world of globalisation, lean supply chains and outsourcing, managing your supply chain security risks demands a proactive, integrated approach.

So, imagine a company that's dedicated to assuring your most valuable assets. A company with global knowledge and local expertise, one who really understands the risks and opportunities you're facing, offering you the most highly qualified team of assessors, auditors and verifiers in the world. That company is LRQA.

Security incidents can cause significant disruption to your supply chain and your financial health. And by not meeting customer demand you could damage your brand reputation.  With today's global media, bad news can travel fast - a brand's reputation can take years to build and one mistake to destroy.

LRQA's supply chain security services are underpinned by the confidence of your organisation having a robust security management system in place. This system may be based around the international management system standards ISO:28000 (Supply Chain Security) and ISO:27001 (Information Security) if appropriate to your organisations needs.

However the range of services LRQA offers also allows us to go beyond this…

LRQA supply chain security services

We:

  • help you to evaluate and assess security risk areas

  • consider the available security schemes against your supply chain security requirements and advise on the appropriateness of each one

  • certify the compliance of your security management system against the appropriate international standard/s (ISO:28000, ISO:27001)

  • verify the compliance of your facilities and logistics across your supply chain against the appropriate regulatory/non-governmental schemes (TAPA, ISPS, AEO, C-TPAT)

  • provide training courses in security management systems and schemes 

Turning compliance into business advantage

You may have a requirement to comply with any number of regulatory or non governmental schemes such as AEO, C-TPAT, ISPS or TAPA to protect your visible assets and ease the flow of goods; but what about your invisible assets, like your corporate reputation or your shareholder value? Security incidents can cause significant disruption to your supply chain and your financial health. And by not meeting customer demand you could damage your brand reputation.

With today's global media, bad news can travel fast - a brand's reputation can take years to build and one mistake to destroy.

Business Assurance from LRQA

Business Assurance from LRQA helps you manage your systems and risks to improve and protect the current and future performance of your organisation. Further, our risk based approach allows us to tailor the assessment according to the maturity of the clients systems. Find out more about LRQA's Business Assurance approach.

We bring international expertise and deep insight into the complex world of modern supply chain security management. LRQA has been working with the world's top brands to achieve the best from their management systems for more than 20 years.

A trusted 'voice' in the industry

LRQA is a part of the Lloyd's Register Group, an independent, impartial leader in risk management since 1760. Our understanding of risk management goes right from development through to implementation. Our experts are regularly part of technical committees developing new and improving existing standards. In addition, we have had a prominent leadership role in the development of global standards in security and regulatory requirements.

Thought leadership

LRQA is at the forefront of Supply Chain Security development and was the first certification body to issue a certificate against ISO:28000 (Supply Chain Security), the global supply chain security management system standard to DP World in 2006. Lloyd's Register has played a major part in the development of the international standard for supply chain security (ISO:28000).

Our supply chain security services facilitate a safe and efficient supply chain through structured management of your risks. This gives confidence to your people, customers, the regulators and your shareholders that your supply chain is: Better, Faster and above all SECURE.

Time to say goodbye to uncertainty and embrace a world where risk is properly managed and your organisation protected.

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