SBRC announces Strategic Partnership with Global Supply Chain Resilience experts, BSI

The Distribution Industry Partnership Scotland (DIPS), part of the Scottish Business Resilience Centre (SBRC) is delighted to announce a strategic partnership with BSI Supply Chain Services and Solutions. This strategic partnership will create new opportunities to increase and improve supply chain resilience for businesses operating in Scotland through a number of awareness raising campaigns and initiatives.

BSI Supply Chain Services and Solutions is the leading global provider of supply chain intelligence, assessment management solutions, global auditing services, and risk management advisory services. Its mission is to help organisations identify, manage, and mitigate global supply chain threats and maintain world class compliance programs. BSI (British Standards Institution) helps its clients drive performance, reduce risk, grow sustainably and improve Organisational Resilience.

Under this collaborative agreement SBRC and BSI have identified three areas of focus where they can, in partnership, provide value and enhanced service including;

1.  Quarterly Intelligence Report for the haulage industry in the UK

2.  Development of a secure parking network setting standards and providing accreditation and on-going auditing facilities

3.  Facilitating the compliance with WCO AEO & US C-TPAT standards which will be required in post BREXIT Britain.

David Fairnie, BSI Principal Consultant Supply Chain Security EMEA said: “BSI Supply Chain Services and Solutions is delighted to become a strategic partner with the Scottish Business Resilience Centre and the Distribution Industry Partnership Scotland. As supply chain resilience experts, BSI understands that achieving effective levels of resilience within multi-layered supply chain networks can prove a complex challenge for businesses.  The ability to identify, quantify and mitigate supply chain risks will be paramount for organisations to successfully operate in new market environments.  Working with DIPS will enable us to collaboratively understand and address specific supply chain risks for businesses operating and transporting goods within and from Scotland.“

Stewart Hurry, DIPS Project Manager & Secure Transport, SBRC said: “The Distribution Industry Partnership Scotland are delighted to work in partnership with BSI. This association provides an opportunity for leveraging joint expertise to work collaboratively on a number of initiatives that will achieve solutions and a greater understanding of a number of supply chain issues

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