Broken supply chain

3 Ways to Reduce your Exposure to Disasters in your Supply Chain

Imagine this. You’re driving to work one morning, on the way to your textile business, when you hear on the radio that there’s been a natural disaster in Bangladesh. A massive flood has caused considerable material damage and disrupted the lives of millions. You pull over and call your supplier […]

3 Reasons Why The Southeast Asia Haze is a Risk To Your Business

Since early September, a thick haze has been clouding Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia, the cause of the problem. Every year, fires are set off to clear forest land in Indonesian Borneo for agriculture, usually palm oil plantations. This year it appears worse due to severe drought caused by El Nino. […]

7 Ways To Make Sure Your Disaster Plan Actually Works

In a previous article, I described the top seven mistakes that organisations make when they develop a Business Continuity Plan (BCP). Here are seven ways to make sure you do it properly and that your disaster plan actually works when you need it. The right approach includes the following elements: […]

7 Mistakes That Make Your Disaster Plan a Disaster

Most Risk Management and Business Continuity ‘experts’ concentrate on documentation, not on actual implementation. There’s too much focus on ticking boxes to please auditors, too much paperwork, too much effort to maintain documents, too little implementation, too little buy-in, too little enthusiasm from staff, too little incident readiness, and too […]