Welcome to the Supply Chain Resource Center! This page is a repository of information and links to resources and best practices related to supply chain and supply chain risk management. Learn the principles and building blocks of how to effectively manage your supply chain with these resources.
Please note that links to external resources are for information only and do not necessarily reflect the endorsement or responsibility of Supply Chain Florida and its partners, including the FloridaMakes network.
Supply Chain Resources Library
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Small Business Administration (SBA) Resources:
Supply Chain Risk Management (SCRM)
The United States’ National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) defines Supply Chain Risk Management (SCRM) as “a systematic process for managing supply chain risk by identifying susceptibilities, vulnerabilities, and threats throughout the supply chain and developing mitigation strategies to combat those threats whether presented by the supplier, the supplied product and its subcomponents, or the supply chain.” (NIST Glossary)
NIST MEP (Manufacturing Extension Partnership) White Paper on Developing Supply Chain Risk Management Strategies for Small Manufacturers: Download PDF or view NIST's new interactive presentation
NIST MEP Supplier Scouting: https://www.nist.gov/mep/supplier-scouting
Best Practices in Supply Chain Risk Management:
Organizations should be aware of and endeavor to follow the key principles recommended by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to enhance supply chain resiliency, which include:
- Diversify Suppliers: A single source of goods or services is a single point of failure.
- Mitigate Third-Party Risks: Conduct robust due diligence on suppliers, understand their quality and security practices and set minimum standards for them. Incorporate performance, quality and information security requirements into third-party contracts and monitor compliance throughout the lifecycle of a product or service.
- Identify and Protect Crown Jewels: Map the location and status of essential assets and supplier relationships and prioritize their protection. Monitor systems and performance, promote transparency and communication, and develop resilience to minimize impact of disruptions.
- Ensure Executive-Level Commitment: Name a senior executive as owner of supply chain risk and include stakeholders across the enterprise in the risk mitigation program. Communicate across the organization to ensure buy-in and establish training and awareness programs.
- Strengthen Partnerships: Information exchange between government and industry on current threat information and security best practices is paramount.
US DHS CISA Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Supply Chain Toolkit: https://www.cisa.gov/ict-supply-chain-toolkit
- Use the Supply Chain Risk Management Toolkit to help shield your business information and communications technology from sophisticated supply chain attacks. Developed by the DHS Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency (CISA), this toolkit will help you raise awareness and reduce the impacts of supply chain risks.