The manufacturing industry has a unique set of business continuity challenges in the event of an unplanned disruption. Employees need to be located, safety verified, work status communicated and more. In some cases customers need to be alerted to potential impacts and suppliers may need to reschedule or re-route shipments. Meanwhile internal teams need to collaborate to achieve the most effective path to issue resolution because in a manufacturing environment, every hour of downtime can cost thousands in lost revenue.
MissionMode partners with some of the manufacturing industry’s largest players like Qualcomm, Nike, SAP, Oracle, and Bosch providing the manufacturing incident command system 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.
MissionMode's software and people were very flexible in meeting our requirements, which was not apparent with other vendors.— Business Continuity Manager, Global Manufacturing Company
MissionMode Situation Center Suite can be applied to a wide variety of manufacturing incident command system applications to speed communication of critical information, receive confirmation and feedback from a dispersed employee and/or customer base and effectively manage operations through the business disruption. Some of the primary applications include:
Severe Weather – Major storms can cause location shutdowns, facilities damage, transportation disruption and more. Employees need to be located to ensure safety, facilities need to be safeguarded or repaired, inventory may need to be moved, suppliers may need to reschedule or re-route shipments and more.
IT System Failure – Inventory management, scheduling and other processing systems are mission critical in today’s manufacturing environment. An outage in anyone of these systems can have serious impact on operations. MissionMode tools can help communicate the issue to all who need to know and enable successful collaboration on IT disaster recovery.
Physical Security Threat – A manufacturer faced with a physical security threat first needs to take steps to ensure the safety of employees. Next comes securing the facilities and inventory, MissionMode can help with tools for interactive communications and field information sharing.
Facilities – Damage or power outages at an individual location can impact operations. Employees need to be alerted and advised on impacts to work schedules and more.
Supply Chain – Supply chain glitches can have a big impact on manufacturing inventory management. When a supplier has a disruptive event making them unable to meet commitments, this information needs to be communicated and depending on the severity, alternatives may need to be put in place.
MissionMode has the manufacturing incident command system tools you need to effectively manage unplanned incidents. Our Situation Center Suite was designed to enable simple two-way emergency communications and a collaborative virtual command center to speed issue resolution.
Intelligent, 2-Way Message Delivery – MissionMode Notification Center allows manufacturers to communicate with employees and customers via email, land-line, mobile devices, SMS and more to deliver critical information such as weather related schedule changes, IT outages and supply chain interruptions. The solution easily integrates with existing HR systems to ensure timely and accurate contact information across customizable mailing lists. Smart automation rules allow for sequential message delivery, escalation of alerts across devices and more. There are multiple ways for recipients to respond including one touch connection to a conference call. Best of all, Notification Center is extremely easy to use and can be accessed from anywhere including an award-winning mobile application.
Collaborative Incident Management Tools – MissionMode Situation Center can dramatically improve a manufacturer’s readiness and ability to effectively manage unplanned incidents by making event management collaborative, simple, and trackable. The tool can be pre-configured to help manufacturer business continuity teams manage a wide variety of disruptive events such as product recalls, supply chain interruptions, and physical security threats due to severe weather and more by providing a collaboration platform that serves as a virtual command center. The easy-to-use Situation Center includes a real-time dashboard giving all users a centralized view of event resolution activities and status, team and individual task checklists, event log, a file sharing library for key documents, customized online forms and seamless integration to our Notification Center for message delivery.
Interactive Field Communications – MissionMode’s EarShot Solution enables rich, 2-way communications to support decision making as a situation unfolds. This unique mobile application allows manufacturer personnel to send mobile messages, forms, photos and GPS location information to a geographically dispersed team to facilitate incident management decisions.
Managing incidents like weather-related scheduling changes, physical security threats, IT system outages and more while minimizing negative business impact takes planning, practice and the right partner. A partner with the tools, industry experience and support to give you maximum operational control.
Unlike most emergency management systems, MissionMode provides an end-to-end incident management solution. Because in a crisis, you don’t just need to communicate the problem, you need to resolve it. MissionMode’s Situation Center Suite was specifically designed to support the five key phases of business continuity management in order to boost your organization’s overall readiness:
Key MissionMode advantages for manufacturers include:
• Ease of use
• Virtual command center speeds incident recovery
• Unlimited contact devices, recipients, teams and templates
• Cloud-based applications -accessible from anywhere
• Customized automation rules
• Template driven – easy to pre-configure for multiple incident types
• Choose recipients individually and by group, role, location or GIS mapping
• Recorded voice alerts plus highest quality text-to-speech alerts
• Multiple ways for recipients to respond including one-touch connection to conference calls
• Easily integrates with existing customer systems
• Real-time dashboards for project status at a glance
• Individual and team level task checklists
• Interactive field communications provides corporate visibility to incident severity
• Configurable calling parameters –can cycle through preferred devices and stop when reached