CHAPTER 7Supply Chain Business Continuity Strategies

REGARDLESS OF HOW LARGE or small an organization is or whether a company manufactures a product or provides a service, its level of success in managing the consequences of any disaster that threatens to disrupt vital business functions depends on what it does now, before the event occurs. To a great extent, successful collaboration, both internally and between the company and the numerous links in its supply chain, determines the success of its efforts to continue or restore operations.

Following a disaster, companies striving to run lean operations may no longer have inventory or excess capacity to make up for production losses, whatever the cause. As a result, supply flow problems can rapidly ...

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