DHS to host five supply chain security workshops

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security recently announced plans to host free supply chain security workshops in five major cities between April 23 and June 3.

The workshop is focused on helping small- and medium-sized businesses to effectively respond to events that could threaten supply chains. Disruptive events, such as earthquakes, floods or any other disaster could be crippling to businesses. The workshop will help businesses ensure they prepare for supply chain security when devising a recovery plan.

The day-long workshop will help organizations of all sizes incorporate best practices for assessing and mitigating risks, maintaining a supply chain security compliance program and developing business continuity plans for the supply chain. The workshop will also include sessions on the national strategy for supply chain security, the National Infrastructure Protection Plan 2013, supply chain certification plans like the Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism, streamlining the export/import process for businesses and cybersecurity in the supply chain.

The DHS will hold the workshop in Houston on April 23, Seattle on May 1, Philadelphia on May 15, Chicago on May 29 and in Los Angeles/Long Beach, Calif., on June 3.

The workshop is free, but space is limited and will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis.