Ensuring global supply chain security is a balancing act between facilitating legitimate commerce while simultaneously mitigating risks. This requires an increase in transparency into all trading partners at all stages of the supply chain.
Supply chain safety begins with a holistic understanding of the risk and vulnerability within a company's entire supply chain network. With four of six areas of supply chain vulnerability related to visibility into complex networks, and with the severity and frequency of supply chain disruptions increasing, it becomes imperative to gain insights beyond Tier 1 suppliers.
Gaining visibility and understanding into the level of vulnerability includes uncovering:
With the volume of imports, personnel constraints, and the need to preserve the free flow of commerce preventing the federal government from physically inspecting all cargo containers, attention has turned to the identification and targeting of high-risk cargo on an exception basis.
With Dun & Bradstreet's identity resolution and risk-based targeting solutions, agencies can accurately perform contextual evaluations of entities in order to rapidly identify high-risk cargo for further investigation.
Recent crises in national security or natural disasters have heightened the necessity for better emergency preparedness to effectively respond and track recovery.
Utilizing Dun & Bradstreet's critical infrastructure information before, during, and immediately after a crisis can help agencies understand the potential risk and impact to domestic interests and national security. A multilayered approach to emergency preparedness includes: