Nuclear Supply Chain Management Workshop

    5-6 November 2018
    Boulogne-Billancourt, France

    Background and objectives

    The OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) Committee on Nuclear Regulatory Activities (CNRA) and the Multinational Design Evaluation Program (MDEP) sponsored an international workshop on nuclear supply chain management.

    The workshop brought together regulators and stakeholders, including industry representatives, standard development organisations (SDOs), technical support organisations (TSOs) and other international organisations to discuss supply chain oversight challenges in an increasingly globalised nuclear industry.

    The two-day workshop was aimed at identifying emerging risks in the global supply chain and at examining ways to reduce risks and promote safety culture principles. The workshop culminated with a moderated panel discussion to reflect on the challenges and to consider the need for additional regulatory tools or guidance, and potential opportunities for international activities to further improve supply chain management oversight arrangements.

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    The workshop was open to industry representatives; standard development organisations; international organisations and associations; nuclear regulatory organisations and their technical support organisations.

    Workshop plan/structure

    The workshop spanned two days and included plenary presentations, topical sessions and a moderated panel discussion session at the end. The sessions included invited speakers along with panel discussions focused on the topics listed below.

    All formal presentations were by invitation. The presentations were used to lay the foundation for the discussions during the topical sessions. All workshop participants were encouraged to succinctly present their views on the topic or ask questions to stimulate the discussion during the panel discussion sessions.


    The topical sessions addressed the following issues:

    1. Global Supply Chain Oversight Challenges
    2. Counterfeit, Fraudulent and Suspect Items (CFSI) Lessons Learnt  
    3. Advancing Early Integration of Safety Culture in the Supply Chain
    4. Regulatory Approaches for Commercial Grade Dedication and Equipment Qualification
    5. Enhancing International Co-operation to Prepare for New Technologies and Emerging Challenges


    All presentations, discussions and meeting documents were in English.

    Organising committee

    The members of the organising committee were:

    • Mr Stuart Allen, ONR, UK, MDEP VICWG Chair
    • Ms Kerri Kavanagh, NRC, US, MDEP VICWG Vice Chair
    • Mr Olivier Allain, ASN, France
    • Mr Greg Kaser, WNA
    • Ms Belkys Sosa, NEA, Technical Secretariat

    Practical information

    Venue and contact

    The workshop was hosted by the NEA at its headquarters, 46 quai Alphonse Le Gallo, 92100 Boulogne-Billancourt, France, in the Auditorium.


    Participants were responsible for all travel arrangements and hotel booking. Because of the many events taking place in Paris during the workshop dates, participants were encouraged to book accommodation as soon as possible.

    Questions and contact information

    Nuclear Energy Agency
    Division of Nuclear Safety Technology and Regulation
    Ms Belkys Sosa and Ms Akane Schmitz-Fraysse
    46, Quai Alphonse Le Gallo
    92100 Boulogne-Billancourt, France

    Last reviewed: 7 January 2020