When The Open Group develops a new standard, we take an end-to-end view of the ecosystem all the way through from customer requirements, developing consensus standards to certification and procurement. We aim to deliver standards that meet a need in the marketplace and then back those up with certification that delivers an assurance about the products or in the case of people certification, their knowledge or skills and experience. We then take regular feedback on our standards, maintain them and evolve them according to marketplace needs.
Supply chain risk needs focus to be able to address the concern. If everything is “a supply chain risk,” then we can’t focus our efforts and hone in on a reasonable, achievable, practical and implementable set of practices that can lead to better supply chain practices for all, and a higher degree of confidence among purchasers.