U.S. Forces Are Preparing for The Next Supply Chain Crisis

U.S. Forces Are Preparing for The Next Supply Chain Crisis

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SEYMOUR JOHNSON AIR FORCE BASE, N.C.—Airman 1st Class Christian Crider refuels an aircraft here Aug. 1, 2011. The 4th Logistics Readiness Squadron (LRS) fuel operations flight supports the base’s F-15E Strike Eagle and KC-135R Stratotanker fleet. An R-11 refueling truck can pump 750 gallons of fuel per minute. Crider is a 4th LRS fuels operator and hails from Montgomery, Ala. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Whitney Lambert/ Released)

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Supply chain disruptions cause delays and increase prices, harming both the public and private sectors. Because of these reasons, the U.S. military wants to assist the industry in dealing with supply chain delays and risks.

According to breakingdefense.com. U.S. military guidelines for a new policy are expected to be released in the third quarter of 2022, in order to reduce both the risks and the costs associated with supply chain delays.

In implementing these guidelines, a new framework should be established for identifying, evaluating, merging, and monitoring supply chain risks. Next year, five pilot programs will also be implemented, using different tools to assess the risks involved in logistics and supply chain operations.

In addition to improving the supply chain’s resilience, the Pentagon introduced a unique certification program (Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification) to reinforce the web security of the Pentagon’s industrial base, which consists of 300,000 different companies.