McLean, VA (Vocus) July 26, 2010
With technology advancements and globalization of our suppliers and adversaries growing at an unprecedented rate, new vulnerabilities pose a myriad of threats in today’s complex world. Interos Solutions, Inc., a Northern Virginia-based consulting firm specializing in supply chain risk management has released its latest white paper, “The Introduction of a Supply Chain Risk Management Framework.” The white paper presents a holistic and collaborative approach to supply chain risk management based on industry best practices.
“U.S. government information systems and other commodities are at considerable risk due to counterfeit materials, malicious software, untrustworthy products, and subpar operations,” says Jennifer Bisceglie, President, Interos Solutions. “Every day we see that our federal customers are in need of standard and integrated approaches to support the stated goals of defending the United States. We are proposing a new perspective of how to look at risk,” said Bisceglie. The white paper provides a scalable strategy and framework to manage these risks and is applicable to all government agencies and suppliers.
Interos’ focus on SCRM is in direct alignment with the Comprehensive National Cyber security Initiative (CNCI) issued in early 2008 and adopted by the Obama Administration. The Interos white paper details a holistic, comprehensive, and collaborative approach to effectively reduce exposure from terrorism, natural disasters, health crises, or human error.
“Threats to the supply chain are very real and on the rise,” says Bisceglie. “There is certainly a high cost to doing the wrong thing or worse, nothing at all. We need to focus on implementable methods that allow people to continue to do their jobs.”
Interos has assisted agencies such as the Department of State, the Department of Homeland Security, and the U.S. Navy with their supply chain management issues. By mitigating their risk, agencies experience increased performance and a reduction in program interruptions. The new white paper is available free for download at http://www.interos.net/papers.php.
Interos Solutions, Inc. (http://www.interos.net) is an award-winning, woman-owned Supply Chain Risk Management (SCRM) consulting and solutions business committed to helping civilian, military, and intelligence agencies pre-empt, mitigate and manage supply chain risks. Each Interos team member brings over 10 years of experience in designing, developing and optimizing government supply chains and an ability to approach supply chain issues from all perspectives. By helping agencies mitigate their supply chain risks, Interos clients also experience increased performance and reduced costs.
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