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Supply Chain Resilience Guide (Free)

Supply Chain Resilience Guide (Free)

Issued in 2012 as part of their Be Prepared series, Monitoring Supply Chains; Maximising Resilience is a 15 page offering from EEF, The Manufacturers’ Organisation. The forward states, “Supply chain resilience has been tested and re-tested [...]

US creates national Supply Chain strategy

US creates national Supply Chain strategy

The issues around securing continuity within the supply chain has been a business continuity issue since before outsourcing became the norm. But as our reliance and interdependency on our supply chains around the globe become ever [...]

Supplier Continuity Checker (Free Tool)

Supplier Continuity Checker (Free Tool)

In 2011, Continuity Forum asked the informal Business Continuity group known as BANG! to design a tool to help you quiz suppliers about their business continuity. BANG! created the Third Party Questionnaire Tool (3PQ). 3PQ is [...]

Does “Just in Time” mean no resilience?

Does “Just in Time” mean no resilience?

A 2011 article by the Guardian newspaper suggests the UK “could only withstand a week of disruption after a major event before spiralling into chaos” because of ‘just in time’ business models “that stress lean, ultra [...]

Supply Chain Disruption Video Series

Supply Chain Disruption Video Series

“Supply chain” is the term we use to describe the systems of people, technology, information, resources and organisations involved in getting something from ‘idea’ to customer.  In a world where we outsource more and more, even [...]

Supply Chain Continuity in 2011

Supply Chain Continuity in 2011

In November 2011 the Business Continuity Institute (BCI) issued the results of a survey they undertook to find out more about issues with supply chain business continuity. They got 559 responses from 62 countries and found [...]

Supply Chain Earthquakes

Supply Chain Earthquakes

On 11 March 2011, the earthquake that struck Japan forced many companies to suspend activity. Manufacturer Renesas Electronics is rethinking it’s entire business continuity management process after realising that it didn’t factor in their supply chain. Their [...]

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