A Supply Chain Management Guide to Business Continuity

Book description

A well-monitored supply chain is any business’s key to productivity and profit. But each link in that chain is its own entity, subject to its own ups, downs, and business realities. If one falters, every other link—and the entire chain—becomes vulnerable. Kildow’s book identifies the different phases of business continuity program development and maintenance, including: • Recognizing and mitigating potential threats, risks, and hazards • Evaluating and selecting suppliers, contractors, and service providers • Developing, testing, documenting, and maintaining business continuity plans • Following globally accepted best practices • Analyzing the potential business impact of supply chain disruptions Filled with powerful assessment tools, detailed disaster-preparedness checklists and scenarios, and instructive case studies in supply chain reliability, A Supply Chain Management Guide to Business Continuity is a crucial resource in the long-term stability of any business.

Table of contents

  1. Cover Page
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Dedication
  5. Contents
  6. Foreword
  7. Acknowledgements
  8. Introduction
  9. Chapter 1 Business Continuity Basics
    1. What Business Continuity Is . . . and Is Not
    2. The Value of Business Continuity Planning
    3. A Historical Perspective
    4. Business Continuity Planning: A New Responsibility
    5. Some Additional Key Terms
    6. Going Forward
  10. Chapter 2 The Business Continuity Program: Who Owns It, What Drives It?
    1. Managing Risk
    2. Who’s in Charge, Who’s Responsible?
    3. What Drives the Need for a Business Continuity Program?
    4. Business Continuity and Risk Management: Similarities and Differences
    5. Rules, Regulations, Requirements, Guidelines, and Implications
    6. A Business Continuity Plan vs. A Business Continuity Program
    7. Going Forward
  11. Chapter 3 Business Continuity Best Practices
    1. Developing a Business Continuity Program
    2. The Business Continuity Planning Process
    3. Hazard Assessment
    4. Business Impact Analysis
    5. Strategy Development
    6. Plan Development
    7. Program Testing and Implementation
    8. Avoiding Business Continuity Silos
    9. A Holistic Approach to Risk Management
    10. Going Forward
  12. Chapter 4 The Organization, the Supply Chain, and Business Continuity
    1. Enterprise-Wide Disaster Readiness
    2. Incorporating the Supply Chain in Business Continuity Planning: An Integrated Approach
    3. Assessing Current Preparedness
    4. Going Forward
  13. Chapter 5 Risk Identifi cation and Hazard Assessment
    1. The Changing Face of Supply Chain Risks
    2. Identifying Supply Chain Risks
    3. Mapping the Supply Chain
    4. Avoiding Inherited Risks
    5. Applying the Hazard Assessment to Develop a Mitigation Program
    6. Creating a Solid Foundation for Business Continuity Planning
    7. Going Forward
  14. Chapter 6 The Business Impact Analysis
    1. The BIA: The Foundation of Business Continuity Planning
    2. Conducting the Business Impact Analysis
    3. Identifying and Prioritizing Critical Elements of the Supply Chain
    4. The Business Impact Analysis Report
    5. Going Forward
  15. Chapter 7 Supply Chain Business Continuity Strategies
    1. Devising Strategies for Managing Risks
    2. Developing Strategy Options
    3. Identifying Critical Suppliers
    4. Examining Outsourcing Options
    5. Addressing Transportation Concerns
    6. The Role of Purchasing and Procurement in Continuity Planning
    7. Supplier Selection
    8. Contracting with Suppliers
    9. Supplier Monitoring
    10. Ensuring Continuity Support in Procurement
    11. Partnering with Suppliers
    12. Disaster Recovery: IT Support of the Supply Chain
    13. Considering the Human Factor of Business Continuity Planning
    14. The Importance of Disaster Communications
    15. Going Forward
  16. Chapter 8 Business Continuity Plan Documents
    1. The Purpose of Business Continuity Plans
    2. Developing the Plan
    3. Avoiding Plan Gaps
    4. Reviews and Updates
    5. A Sample Basic Plan
    6. Going Forward
  17. Chapter 9 Testing and Maintaining Business Continuity Plans
    1. Training, Exercises, and Tests: The Key to Workable Plans
    2. Plan Reviews and Maintenance
    3. Going Forward
  18. Chapter 10 Business Continuity Standards, Regulations, and Requirements
    1. Regulations, Planning Guidelines, and Standards
    2. Personal Certification
    3. Going Forward
  19. Appendix A Business Continuity Planning Assessment Questionnaire
  20. Appendix B General and Supply Chain–Specific Hazards
  21. Appendix C Pandemic Planning
  22. Appendix D The Business Continuity Team
  23. Appendix E Continuity Plan Samples
  24. Glossary
  25. Index

Product information

  • Title: A Supply Chain Management Guide to Business Continuity
  • Author(s):
  • Release date: January 2011
  • Publisher(s): AMACOM
  • ISBN: 9780814416464