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Meeting the Supply Chain Complexity Challenge - Part Two

Meeting the Supply Chain Complexity Challenge - Part Two

Blog posts   •   Apr 01, 2013 10:44 BST

How are organisations dealing with the challenge? On the question of multiple tiers in the supply chain, there was common agreement on the need to gain better visibility but divergence of approach in practice. Some organisations were looking at better methods to manage tier two supplier relationships, while others recommended that the best approach was to work with tier one suppliers.

Vision Therapy - helping you to see more risks

Vision Therapy - helping you to see more risks

Blog posts   •   Apr 01, 2013 10:26 BST

Ken Simpson argued in his recent BCAW 2013 webinar that there are risks we see and ones we don't see (because we are not looking or we refuse to recognise them) and then there are those that you cannot see - the Black Swan events. Ken argued that there are less Black Swans than we think and more of the events we don't see because we don't look and recognize the threats and vulnerabilities.

What’s driving supply chain complexity? Part One

What’s driving supply chain complexity? Part One

Blog posts   •   Mar 25, 2013 17:29 GMT

In the BCI’s report Horizon Scan 2013, one of the key trends of concern identified by Business Continuity professionals was “increasing supply chain complexity”. So on Tuesday 19th March, the BCI and the Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply (CIPS) convened a roundtable of senior supply chain, risk and business continuity practitioners from diverse sectors to share experiences.

Practice makes perfect or scenario-based Business Continuity Plans are a waste of time

Practice makes perfect or scenario-based Business Continuity Plans are a waste of time

Blog posts   •   Mar 25, 2013 09:16 GMT

We are all familiar with the expression “practice makes perfect”. Practising is all about rehearsing again and again until you have mastered the role you’ve been assigned; but, it is also about improving. Having a BCP in place will not save your business; having the right people with the right capability to deliver that plan will, and the only way to develop that capability is through exercising.

Cyber Threats and Cyber Security – are they real and can they be managed?

Cyber Threats and Cyber Security – are they real and can they be managed?

Blog posts   •   Mar 22, 2013 08:50 GMT

According to a recent IBM survey, the biggest threat perceived by Business Continuity professionals is cyber-security. Some of the challenges faced include BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) which is on the increase; the widespread use of social media with its pros and cons; workforce mobility and the increasing use of cloud-based solutions.

How well are you weathering the storm? Lorraine Darke, Executive Director of the BCI provides the insider view on the official launch of the CMI’s annual BCM Survey Report

How well are you weathering the storm? Lorraine Darke, Executive Director of the BCI provides the insider view on the official launch of the CMI’s annual BCM Survey Report

Blog posts   •   Mar 20, 2013 14:00 GMT

Tuesday of Business Continuity Awareness Week saw the launch of the Chartered Management Institute’s annual Business Continuity Management Survey which is supported by the BCI, the BSI and the UK’s Civil Contingencies Secretariat. The setting for this year’s launch was the rather imposing setting of the Grand Committee Room, House of Commons, Palace of Westminster....

Guiding you through good Business Continuity Practice - GPG 2013 now available

Guiding you through good Business Continuity Practice - GPG 2013 now available

Blog posts   •   Mar 20, 2013 09:59 GMT

Monday 18th March saw the official launch of the Good Practice Guidelines (GPG) 2013, the independent body of knowledge for good Business Continuity (BC) practice worldwide. The launch of GPG 2013 signifies a memorable event for BC professionals all around the world and marks a key milestone for the Business Continuity Institute (BCI).

An Introduction to Business Continuity by John Bartlett CBCI, DBCI

An Introduction to Business Continuity by John Bartlett CBCI, DBCI

Blog posts   •   Mar 12, 2013 13:53 GMT

Business Continuity (BC) is the implementation and management of a set of business practices that provide on-going resilience and recovery capabilities for those activities/infrastructure that are required to keep an organisation working. This is not a new concept but since its establishment in the 1980's, BC has achieved world-wide recognition as a core management activity.