July 20, 2018

Evolutionary Journey to Supply Chain Management

Glenn Jones

Surveying the Way to Effective Business Continuity Programs

As customer demands, ISO Standards, other regulations, and disruptive events continue to increase the pressure on 21st century enterprises, the need to develop well-defined and practicable business continuity plans becomes harder to overlook.

Many organizations are taking first steps on the journey to create mitigation plans that can be applied in times of crisis. However, based on the growing demands to incorporate, strategic planning and procurement decisions too are vital inclusions in these programs—yet are all too frequently neglected.

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July 19, 2018

The BCP Evolution: From Dusty Documents to Real Resiliency

Glenn Jones

A few years ago, I was assigned responsibility for maturing a business continuity program (BCP). During the program’s creation, I had the opportunity to meet a number of business continuity leaders, many of whom had developed world-class systems for business continuity management.

As part of the discovery process for my program, I asked many questions, some of which were similar to those listed below, and addressed the very basics of the BCP discipline:

  • What were the first steps taken in your organization’s business continuity journey?
  • What key items did you classify as “must-haves” in the program?
  • What standard did you establish as the basis for your program?
Of course, there were many more questions besides these and indeed, I received a wealth of input from various silos across a large number of companies.  Certainly, it was enough to highlight the many considerations for establishing an organizational BCP-expansion roadmap.
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