CTPAT Risk Analysis
Part of becoming CTPAT certified requires applicants to provide a documented process of risk analysis. By assessing the supply chain all the way back to raw materials, organizations reduce risk is significantly when cargo reaches the United States of America.
Risk Analysis Components
Every Partner’s supply chain business model is unique, so this is merely a guide. CTPAT partners must do annual assessments.
The key to building a successful risk assessment process is to ensure it fits your process. Key components are listed below:
A threat assessment serves to identify threats that exist throughout the supply chain within a country, region. These potential threats are external and outside the control of the main Partner in the supply chain. Understand threats in one province or state of a country may differ in another province.
Examples of a threat are terrorist operations, corruption, smuggling, hijacking and other illicit activity.
Cargo / Data Flow
Cargo & data must be tracked throughout the entire supply chain. This must include transportation (air, sea, rail, or motor vehicle), locations (country origins, companies, point of contacts and transit routes).
A vulnerability assessment serves to identify weaknesses in an organization’s security operations and supply chain that can be used to the advantage of criminals identified in the threat assessment.
For example, internal company audits, sites visits, and offensive security tests could be included in the vulnerability assessment to identify weaknesses.
Security Procedure Audits
A procedural security breakdown should be developed for each node in the supply chain to determine what level of security procedures should be in place for effectiveness.
For example, arranging for pickup and delivery of cargo. The type of service needed is ensuring the pickup and delivery of cargo by approved drivers and vendors. The risks are an unauthorized driver enters the cargo area. The process will dictate the quality assurance department monitors driver selection of the vendor. The actions taken will have a driver database accessible only via company intranet.
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