A Supply Chain Management Guide to Business Continuity

A Supply Chain Management Guide to Business Continuity

A Supply Chain Management Guide to Business Continuity

A Supply Chain Management Guide to Business Continuity


A well-monitored supply chain is any business's key to productivity and profit. But each link in that chain is its own entity, subject to its own ups, downs, and business realities. If one falters, every other link- and the entire chain- becomes vulnerable.

Kildow's book identifies the different phases of business continuity program development and maintenance, including:

• Recognizing and mitigating potential threats, risks, and hazards

• Evaluating and selecting suppliers, contractors, and service providers

• Developing, testing, documenting, and maintaining business continuity plans

• Following globally accepted best practices

• Analyzing the potential business impact of supply chain disruptions

Filled with powerful assessment tools, detailed disaster-preparedness checklists and scenarios, and instructive case studies in supply chain reliability, A Supply Chain Management Guide to Business Continuity is a crucial resource in the long-term stability of any business.


Risk management, in the cloak of business continuity, must be on the radar screen of every business management team—from “top to bottom.” From planning to documentation, from risk identification to hazard assessment, from global business continuity strategies to the key role of supply management, this book is full of practical, relevant, step-by-step approaches for managing the unknown.

It’s abundantly clear that this book was written with several audiences in mind, and virtually anyone with business management and especially supply chain responsibilities will find value in the various chapters of this information-packed book. Written in an easy-to-read style, the book covers the basics, and goes on to explore strategies and best practices, regulations and requirements, tools for identifying and managing risks, and tools for planning and analysis. It also includes a glossary and several appendices that readers will find helpful.

If you want examples, checklists, and horror stories to make your point for business recovery planning, you will find them here. And, each chapter ends nicely with recommended specific actions to move the business continuity process forward and make the results more effective.

A Supply Chain Management Guide to Business Continuity provides another convincing case for enduring focus on all matters with the outcome “ … of the organization to provide service and support for its customers to maintain its viability before, during, and after a disaster.” For all supply management professionals in a quest to understand and mitigate risk in today’s dynamic business environment, this book is a real find.

Paul Novak, CPSM, C.P.M., MCIPS

Chief Executive Officer

Institute for Supply Management

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