Business Continuity Planning and Trends

MissionMode partners with business continuity managers across industries to better understand continuity statistics by providing the tools they need to quickly and easily communicate critical information, share timely information and photos from impacted locations, and implement incident management procedures to enable speedy issue resolution.

Business Continuity Planning – Where do You Start?

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  We hear a lot of talk about the importance of business continuity planning. In short, it involves anything that helps ensure that your business can continue on, regardless of the hurdles thrown in its path. That means crisis plans, supply stockpiles, communication chains, disaster training, data backups and more must all be a part of your business continuity planning. Where do You Start? With such a wide range to cover, where do you start? According to a recent post on the Stoneroad Business Continuity blog, it pays to start...
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Free Webinar – ISO 22301: The New Standard for Business Continuity Management

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ISO 22301 is the new international standard for Business Continuity Management. It provides organizations with a framework to manage risk and ensure that they can continue operations in any type of event. The standard also gives stakeholders and customers absolute confidence in the organization’s resilience. In this free webinar, ISO 22301 expert John McGill will help you understand the ISO standard, why it’s important, how to plan for certification, and what building a Business Continuity Management System entails. With his guidance, you will see how implementing the standard can give...
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Business Continuity Trends: Reshoring and Onshoring Manufacturing Part 2

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#2 in a two-part series – Read part one When thinking about off-shoring, companies have to weigh risk versus reward. Off-shoring can reduce costs, while at the same time increasing a number of serious risks. The practice is being re-evaluated by Boards of Directors around the world. In part one, we examined some of the factors contributing to a resurgence in re-shoring—returning off-shored production to the home front. In this conclusion, we’ll look at some additional factors to one of the biggest new business continuity management trends. Loss of intellectual...
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Business Continuity Trends: Reshoring and Onshoring Manufacturing Part 1

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Part one of a two-part series. Click here for part two. The rush to offshore manufacturing and back-office services was created by the promise of reduced costs. Now, many companies are realizing that they’ve created more problems than they’ve solved. There is more to the total cost of operations than the obvious costs of off-shored production costs and back-office labor. It has an impact on supply-chain disruptions, risk, delay and reputation. It can also reduce the amount of control  and the ability to influence outcomes. What can companies do when...
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Business Continuity Planning Lessons from the L’Aquila Convictions

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  Scientists around the world were stunned late last month when seven of Italy’s leading experts on natural disasters were sentenced to six years in jail each for the crime of manslaughter. What made this judgment so shocking was that the charges were brought as a result of accusations that the scientists had offered “an unjustifiably optimistic assessment to the local population” of the chances that there would be a large earthquake in the region. The seven defendants, all of whom belong to Italy’s National Commission for the Forecast and...
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Implications of Extended Supply Chains: Business Continuity Best Practices

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In simple terms, a business is its supply chain. The dependency on others is total, covering relationships with government, regulators, education, research and suppliers of products, services and logistics. This extended chain has been identified by many as being a major source of risk to sustainable business performance. Every link is liable to fail and even though the individual statistical probability is very low, the impact of such a failure cascaded through the supply chain may accumulate into a major disruption further down (and/or up) the line.  See MissionMode incident...
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Your Crises are My Crises: Supply Chain Crisis Management Part 2

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    Part two of a two-part series The global economy is so interconnected that problems affecting one part of the supply chain often have far-reaching effects. They can spark a crisis for businesses up and down the line. Proper supply chain crisis management will help you prepare for and protect your business from potential interruptions. Paranoia is not the solution; prudent planning is. That comes from managing key relationships in your supply chain, and understanding what impact a change there might have. The more aware you are, the better...
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Preparedness: The Secret to Crisis Management

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In a crisis situation, people who are not trained tend to panic, which makes an already chaotic situation worse. It’s important to have a prepared crisis management team and procedures in place before an incident occurs. Some of the keys to proper crisis management: Calm, compassionate leadership Clear direction Precise, quick, and honest communication Immediate action when necessary Well-defined and thoroughly practiced plans Proper crisis planning will free you from the confusion and chaos that so often accompanies breaking crises, enabling you to work on the critical issues at hand....
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