New Army Policy Directive on Supply Chain Risk Management (SCRM)
Of particular interest to Army Life Cycle Logisticians but likely of interest to logisticians in other DoD departments and agencies, the Department of the Army recently published Army Directive 2023-16 (Supply Chain Risk Management for Weapon Systems). The directive establishes policy and assigns responsibilities for conducting SCRM for weapon systems to enhance the Army’s ability to detect and manage supply chain threats and associated risks.
Thee directive states:
- SCRM will be conducted on systems throughout their life cycle
- While original equipment manufacturers implement SCRM during development and production, the Government has a shared responsibility to manage risk
- Commercially available tools should be leveraged
- A summary of “high” risks will be captured in the Life Cycle Sustainment Plan or product support strategy
Other elements of the directive indicate the Army will [further] develop SCRM policy and produce an Army SCRM Guidebook.
Finally, the directive identifies the need for logisticians to have the required skills, knowledge, and abilities to implement SCRM. For a recent list of DAU learning assets on SCRM, please consult this blog.