Supply chain security

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Supply chain security refers to efforts to enhance the security of the supply chain, the transport and logistics system for the world's cargo. It combines traditional practices of supply chain management with the security requirements driven by threats such as terrorism, piracy, and theft.

Typical supply chain security activities include:

  • Credentialing of participants in the supply chain
  • Screening and validating of the contents of cargo being shipped
  • Advance notification of the contents to the destination country
  • Ensuring the security of cargo while in-transit via the use of locks and tamper-proof seals
  • Inspecting cargo on entry

Key initiatives[edit]

There are a number of supply chain security initiatives in the United States and abroad, including:

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Operation Safe Commerce". Office of the Federal Register. Federal Register (Daily Journal of the United States Government). 20 November 2002. Retrieved 17 July 2016. 

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