Supply Chain Management

You might already have a process for managing your supply chain, but it might currently sit outside of your management system as it can be difficult to integrate. We’ve built a management system that works for you, making it easy to integrate your supply chain and therefore evidence that your suppliers agree to your policies, all in one place. Enabling you to demonstrate your security stance to suppliers and ensure that they work to the same processes within your management system. Not only does this make things easier for you and your suppliers it also ensures your other stakeholders are kept informed without the need for any extra work.

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Creating your supply chain

When it comes to creating your supply chain records we’ve made it simple by providing pre-defined, yet customisable, categories, making it easy to identify supplier types when adding them to your management system. You can capture key contacts, record contracts and create a full audit history for communications. You can also create links between suppliers, the assets they process and the assets they impact, enabling you to keep track of everything in a joined up fashion, in one place. This also ensures you can identify how ‘happy’ your interested parties are and address the support level required.

If you’ve already been managing your supply chain elsewhere you can upload documents and import accounts straight onto the platform, so you don’t have to start again when implementing ISMS.online as your management system.

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Collaborating with staff

ISMS.online enables you to work together with your suppliers in one safe place. We make it easy for you to define who is responsible for specific or all accounts within your organisation and identify their responsibilities, making it clear to all stakeholders of the process from the beginning and throughout, all in one place.

By using ISMS.online you can also easily evidence that your suppliers have read and agreed to your policies. The platform enables you to monitor their activity around the relevant policies which is then easily tracked in an audit trail, ready to show your auditor.

You can also use the functionality within the ISMS.online platform for collaboration with your strategic suppliers. Work together in one safe place to deliver success and ensure one view of the data, saving both time and money for both parties as well as reducing risk.

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Controlling

Your supply chain needs to deliver on its promises for your business to succeed. You can monitor the success of your supplier and other third-party relationships with simple and meaningful performance measures. Using ISMS.online you can set account owners and keep contracts up to date with renewal date reminders, tasking and email notifications so that you and other stakeholders get reminded of key deadlines before they happen.

You can link contacts and contracts together to other areas of your management system to enable a seamless approach e.g. link contacts to disaster recovery plans so they can be contacted quickly in an emergency. We also make things easy through our filtering and searching tool so you can find the right contacts and contracts at the click of a button.

Our Policy Pack add on feature enables you to monitor the compliance journey and see how many people have read and complied with your policies. From the dashboard you can see progress on these, who has read them, when they read them as well as who hasn’t. You can then send out email notifications to remind those users to read the policies assigned to them. This makes it easy to organise compliance, as it’s all in one place and will allow you to also demonstrate to the auditor that you’ve taken supply chain management seriously.

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Communicating

It’s important that you’re able to share the status of elements of your management system to your stakeholders and we’ve made it really easy to do so. Our reporting feature allows you to create snapshot views of status for suppliers and you can use the filter to choose only the suppliers you are keen to report on. Our Discussion feature allows you to converse about particular elements of your supply chain with other team members, easily in one place and link these to other areas of your management system if applicable. If you need to export it to share it in a different way, that’s easy too.

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Security and privacy

No matter the standards or regulations you’re working towards, it’s likely to involve storing important information. It’s key that you’re able to trust where your content and documentation is stored and that it ensures confidentiality, availability and integrity.

ISMS.online prides itself in providing an easily accessible solution, whilst maintaining high levels of security, assuring peace of mind. See our security credentials here.

Our practical user permission controls and privacy settings also allow you to restrict who has access to your documentation.

ISO 27001

If you’re working towards ISO 27001 our ISMS solution is the perfect companion as it’s been centered around meeting the requirements of the standard. Specifically when it comes to supply chain management and A.15 – Supplier segmentation policy will help you to focus resources on suppliers that are most at risk, saving you money as well as showing compliance against the requirement.

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