International Conference on Electronics, Information and Communication Engineering (EICE 2012)
175 Overview of Standardization for Supply Chain Security
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International supply chain security has gained great concerns from both customs and companies since Sept. 11, 2001. Now ten years have passed, most of initiatives enhancing supply chain security are emphasized in physical layer which is addressed in transporting cargos. The standards for supply chain security in information layer, which refers to communications between companies' information systems, are in preliminary stage. Because of the prevalence of Internet threats and viruses, especially in business information systems, the security of information communication in the supply chain has aroused wide concern in recent years. In this paper, the authors firstly introduce the present famous initiatives facilitating trades in different areas in the world. Then Draft NISTIR 7622 and the ISO new plan are described in detail based on the theoretical frameworks. Furthermore, the authors give the recommendations for enhancing the Information Communication Technology Supply Chain Security in China after analyzing Chinese distinctive Supply Chain Security problems compared to the US. These analysis and recommendation may not only be helpful to the undergoing Supply Chain Security work in China, but provide insights for related Supply Chain Security studies in other developing countries.