Introduction to the SCS 9001™ Supply Chain Security Management System

Course Duration: Half Day

This 1/2 day self-learning on-demand module provides an introduction to and broad overview of the SCS 9001 Supply Chain Security Management System for Information & Communication Technology (ICT) companies.

The SCS 9001 handbook documents Supply Chain Security Management System requirements, controls, and measurements for suppliers of ICT products: hardware, software, and services.

This class must be completed before moving on to either of the following SCS 9001 courses:

  • Implementing the SCS 9001 Supply Chain Security Management System
  • Auditing the SCS 9001 Supply Chain Security Management System

Learning Objectives

  • Provide an industry perspective on the rationale for developing the SCS 9001 Supply Chain Security Management System.
  • Detail certain global government initiatives in providing recommendations and oversight of the ICT industry.
  • Contrast SCS 9001 against other cyber and supply chain security publications and standards from standard development organizations and government agencies.
  • Gain a general understanding of the SCS 9001 Supply Chain Security Management System - structure, intent and general requirements as they may be applicable to a participant’s organization.
  • Provide an introduction in preparation for subsequent training in implementing and auditing an SCS 9001 Supply Chain Security Management System.

Course Outline

Session I

Part 1: Introduction

  • Introduction to TIA QuEST Forum and Omnex
  • Introduction to SCS 9001
  • Why Developed?
  • When Developed?
  • How Developed?
  • Target Verticals
  • SCS 9001 Benefits
  • Quiz 1: SCS 9001 Benefits

Part 2: State of the ICT Industry

  • Industry Challenges of Cybersecurity and Supply Chain Security
  • Global Government Intercession

Session II

Part 3: SCS 9001 Overview

  • Structure, Requirements & Capabilities
  • Corporate Principles of Trust
  • Zero Trust Architecture
  • Overview and Benefits of the Process Approach in SCS 9001
  • SCS 9001 Certification Process
  • Registration, Accreditation Bodies, Certification Bodies, and What They Do
  • Quiz 2: SCS 9001 High Level Capabilities

Part 4: Peer Standards and Conformity Assessment Models

  • High-Level Contrast to Other Popular Publications
  • Popular Standards and Their Intentions (and Why They Aren’t Good Enough)
  • Government Publications
  • Best Practices Documentation
  • Overview of 3rd Party Conformity Assessment Models, Use Cases, and Benefits of Independent Certification
  • Quiz 3: How SCS 9001 is Differentiated from Other Popular Standards

Who Should Attend

This course is intended for anyone who wants to learn more about SCS 9001and is the first course in the SCS 9001 learning series.

Course Materials

Note: Omnex does not provide copies of standard(s) during training courses, but clients are encouraged to have their own copy.


Pre-Requisite Course(s)


Recommended Training and/or Experience

Participants will benefit from a functional understanding of an existing quality or security management system such as ISO 9001 or ISO 27001

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