areadevelopment + disaster-planning   25

Planning for the Unexpected - strategy+business
Typical crisis planning focuses on specific potential shocks. But how do you prepare for an unforeseen “asymmetric” threat — one that comes out of nowhere, with no rule book to follow?
disaster-planning  Around-the-web  this-week-438-top 
october 2018 by areadevelopment
A plan for defending US manufacturers from cyberattacks - TheHill
As the manufacturing sector gets increasingly interwoven with information technology and the Internet of Things, industrial firms are increasingly at risk.
internet-of-things  disaster-planning  risk-management  u.s.-manufacturing  Around-the-web  ICT  this-week-400 
october 2017 by areadevelopment
Designing for Cultural Resilience - ideas + buildings
The finest design planning accommodates heritage, language, education, and family dynamics. It nods to and incorporates the climate and ecology of place.
facility-planning  workforce-mobility  workforce-migration  disaster-planning  Around-the-web  facility-design  this-week-398 
october 2017 by areadevelopment
Three Steps for Disaster Planning Toward a Smooth Recovery - Area Development
Forty percent of companies that experience a disaster never re-open according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Avoid being a statistic, or help other organizations you manage, by ensuring a disaster plan is in place. The primary goal in disaster recovery is to limit business disruption and restore critical services as soon after a disaster as possible. There is no one-size-fits-all plan for disaster recovery, but there are some best practices that can guide you in your planning. When faced with a disaster, things get hectic and emotions take over. Without proper planning, the loss can be devastating.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-features  real-estate  disaster-planning  facility-planning 
october 2016 by areadevelopment
A Fresh Take on Supply Chain Innovation - MIT Sloan Management Review
To optimize logistics, PepsiCo utilizes U.S. warehouses next to seaports that enable it to flow product through both the U.S. East and West Coasts. Domestic U.S. co-packers provide an option to postpone the final packing of the product closer to market. This higher-cost backup alternative would only be implemented in the event of a supply disruption.
global-supply-chain  logistics  warehouse-facility  distribution-centers  disaster-planning  food-processing  Around-the-web  this-week-364  pepsico 
september 2016 by areadevelopment
5 Ways Companies Can Prepare Their Supply Chains for El Niño - WSJ
The El Niño phenomenon is behind extreme weather patterns seen from India to Panama. With the effects, ranging from heavy rains to severe drought, expected to last for months, companies are reprogramming their supply chains to ensure they can handle whatever storms come their way.
disaster-planning  risk-management  global-supply-chain  logistics  Around-the-web  this-week-322 
september 2015 by areadevelopment
The Age of Resilience: Building a Sustainable Water Future - GE Ideas Lab
With increasing global water scarcity now a given, it’s time to focus on resiliency so that we can preserve what resources we have for the long run.
sustainable-development  water-availability  disaster-planning  this-week-298  around-the-web 
march 2015 by areadevelopment
Expert’s Corner: Why Preparedness Is Crucial in Disaster Response and Recovery - ThomasNet.com Industry Market Trends
Does your organization conduct disaster planning and training and have contingencies in place for response and recovery? A good disaster preparedness plan for a manufacturer has several key parts. At the most basic level, each manufacturing facility should have an emergency response plan that details all potential emergency events and what responses to them must be.
facility-planning  disaster-recovery  disaster-planning  this-week-242  around-the-web 
december 2013 by areadevelopment
Expert’s Corner: Social Media Tools for Manufacturers in Times of Disaster - ThomasNet.com News
In his latest Expert’s Corner, Michael Keating outlines social media resources that manufacturers can rely on after a disaster. This is Keating’s third installment of a series on disaster planning and recovery. Keating discussed preserving the supply chain here. Future installments in his disaster series will cover helpful manufacturing consortiums and document recovery.
this-week-235  manufacturing  around-the-web  socialmedia  disaster-planning 
october 2013 by areadevelopment
Expert’s Corner: What Manufacturers Need to Do About Data Recovery After a Disaster - ThomasNet.com News
In his latest Expert’s Corner, Michael Keating outlines the steps manufacturers can take to ensure that essential data is quickly recovered after a disaster. This is Keating’s first in a series on disaster planning and recovery. Future installments will include preserving the supply chain and social media tools. 
disaster-recovery  manufacturing  around-the-web  facility-planning  disaster-planning 
september 2013 by areadevelopment
6 Strategies to Prepare Your International Supply Chain for Disruption - Supply Chain 24/7
Recently, supply chains have become longer and more complex, and the severity and frequency of supply chain disruptions appears to be increasing.
around-the-web  supply-chain  this-week-229  risk-management  disaster-planning 
august 2013 by areadevelopment
New Hubs Arise to Serve a ‘Just in Case’ Supply Chain - NYTimes.com
Major storms like Hurricane Sandy and other unexpected events have prompted some companies to modify the popular just-in-time style of doing business, in which only small amounts of inventory are kept on hand, to fashion what is known as just-in-case management.
around-the-web  distribution-centers  supply-chain  this-week-203  logistics  disaster-planning 
february 2013 by areadevelopment
Building Resilience – Six Lessons from Superstorm Sandy - Institute for Building Management
Superstorm Sandy forced people to abandon homes, offices, schools, stores and churches. This extreme event placed a tragic burden on those affected and was a test of how well our buildings were designed and operated. As we reflect on how well the buildings and energy systems met the challenge and how we can do better moving forward, we should consider three overall objectives of building resilience: 1) minimizing damage to critical infrastructure, 2) maintaining operational integrity and critical services following the event, and 3) returning the building to normal, safe operating conditions as soon as possible.
facility-planning  disaster-planning  infrastructure  around-the-web 
january 2013 by areadevelopment
Risky Business: Managing risks and opportunities before disaster strikes - Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Whether its a drought, an earthquake or a storm the size of Hurricane Sandy, natural disasters expose businesses to losses that can persist long after the event has passed. A strong risk management strategy can help prevent damage, control costs and in some cases, even create new value.
twitterfeed  around-the-web  This-Week-193  asset-management  disaster-planning  risk-management 
november 2012 by areadevelopment
Why Your Plant Needs a Disaster Plan - ThomasNet.com News
Hurricane Isaac may have cost as much as $2 billion in damages and lost output from shuttered facilities, emphasizing the need for disaster planning to keep industrial production losses at a minimum.
around-the-web  This-Week-185  facility-planning  disaster-planning 
october 2012 by areadevelopment
Supply chain managers must be trained to “visualize” risk - Supply Chain Management Review
According to Deloitte LLP, there are more than 200 current and emergent risks that may have an impact supply chains.
twitterfeed  around-the-web  This-week-161  supply-chain  disaster-planning  risk-management 
march 2012 by areadevelopment
How Visa Protects Your Data - Fast Company
A rare trip inside the network's top-secret security center. Location: We can't say.
data-centers  disaster-planning  facility-planning  this-week-145  around-the-web  twitterfeed 
november 2011 by areadevelopment
Thai Floods Threaten Global Automotive Supply Chain, Japanese Firms Worst Hit - IHS Global Insight
The worsening floods in Thailand have started to threaten the global supply chains of some automakers as the country has assumed an important position in their production strategies.
Thailand  global-supply-chain  supply-chain  logistics  disaster-planning  this-week-144  twitterfeed  around-the-web 
october 2011 by areadevelopment
How to Prepare Your Supply Chain for the Unthinkable - Harvard Business Review
Companies are always shocked when low-probability events such as an earthquake or a tsunami disrupt their supply chains — as has happened after the tragic events in Japan two weeks ago — because of two fallacies.
twitterfeed  around-the-web  this-week-122  JapanQuake  Japan  supply-chain  disaster-planning  disaster-prevention  asset-management 
march 2011 by areadevelopment

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