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Supply Chain Risk Management Standard: A Compilation of Best Practices

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Approved March 28, 2014
American National Standards Institute, Inc.

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This Standard, developed in collaboration with the Supply Chain Risk Leadership Council, provides a framework for collecting, developing, understanding, and implementing current best practices for supply chain risk management (SCRM). It is a practitioner’s guide to SCRM and associated processes for the management of risks within the organization and its end-to-end supply chain. This Standard provides some guidelines and possible approaches for an organization to consider, including examples of tools other organizations have used. It can serve as a baseline for helping enterprises assess and address supply chain risks and for documenting evolving practices.


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About the SCRLC

The SCRLC ( is a cross-industry organization including world-class manufacturing and services supply-chain organizations and academic institutions that work together to develop and share current best practices in supply-chain risk management. Its mission is to create supply-chain risk management standards, processes, capabilities, and metrics that reflect current best practices and can be widely adopted.

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