BC 22301:2012 Business Continuity
As a customer, you are doing well, doing everything right, lots of customers, busy staff.
A supplier lets you down:
- no parts arriving,
- delays to customers,
- reputation in tatters,
- staff on short time,
- some leave, thus loss of key personnel,
- can’t sell because you can only make part of the product,
- cashflow ruined !!!
As a supplier:
- natural disaster,
- raw materials don’t arrive,
- civil unrest in the supplier country,
- can’t make anything without materials,
- letting customers down,
- orders withdrawn,
- loss of cashflow,
- trauma !!!
These events have happened with major companies around the world in the last few years, major household names were affected, one was out of action for 6 months.
Benefits of BC 22301:2012
If you had the Business Continuity standard in place, what would be different??
- Backup supplier in a different location,
- move to plan B when plan A fails,
- perhaps delays, but the job gets done
- Or, for frequently used supplies,
- kept at different locations,
- in the event of catastrophe at one location,
- switch to second location,
- order replacement stock,
- ensure the continuity plan is modified from what was learned.
Continual improvement, customer satisfaction assured, business booming.
Implementation of the BC 22301:2012
- Plan Business Continuity Management System (BCMS) policy – including objectives and processes to improve and mitigate both perceived and factored risks
- Establish BCMS and communicate its objectives and business impact to the effected parts of the business
- Monitor and review policy against objectives to determine possible improvements
- Ensure that the BCMS continues to cover the objectives by improving the policy where required based upon frequent appraisal during the review procedure
The Certification Process for BC 22301:2012 will include
- Evidence that the Business Continuity Management System (BCMS) has been planned to take account of current and perceived risks to the business
- Display a company plan with the Emergency Management Team (EMT) shown clearly who act upon and help communicate the BCMS to staff
- Demonstrate that the BCMS is in place and staff are aware of the procedure and how it affects them
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