A workers' revolt at the Market Basket supermarket chain has led to empty shelves, angry customers and support for a boycott from more than 100 state legislators and mayors. Workers are demanding the reinstatement of a beloved former CEO, who was credit with keeping prices low, treating employees well and guiding the company's success.
New York's latest proposal to save Hudson River fish from being sucked into the Indian Point...
Business continuity, disaster recovery and leadership in supply chain management were topics...
A saltwater spill from an underground pipeline in North Dakota has renewed calls from farmers and environmentalists to require new monitoring to help ensure that such breaches are prevented or caught quickly. The leak involved an estimated 24,000 barrels, or 1 million gallons, of saltwater and condensate, byproducts of oil and gas production.
Coal industry representatives say lawsuits against mines in three Western states could have consequences across the U.S. as environmentalists seek changes in how mining is approved on federally owned reserves. In civil cases unfolding in Colorado, New Mexico and Montana, the group WildEarth Guardians asserts coal companies benefited from lax oversight by federal regulators.
A contract that covers nearly 20,000 West Coast dockworkers is set to expire, and businesses are worried about disruptions just as the crush of cargo for the back-to-school and holiday seasons begins. With contentious issues including benefits and job security on the table, smooth sailing is no guarantee.
The dangers posed by a spike in oil shipments by rail extend beyond crude from the booming Bakken region of the Northern Plains and include oil produced elsewhere in the U.S. and Canada, U.S. safety officials and lawmakers said.
Video: All Recoveries are Not Equal:Print and Mail Operations Often Require Additional ConsiderationJune 23, 2014 9:18 am | Videos | Comments
Chris Durfee, Director of Sales and Marketing for MailGard, discusses why some items, like print and mail operations, sometimes require extra consideration during recovery and why not all recovery projects are created equal.
The upheaval in Iraq could throw the world's remarkably stable oil market out of balance, threatening a delicate equilibrium that has kept prices steady for four years. Iraqi oil production is at risk because of the outbreak of violence involving militant groups who seized two cities this week and have pledged to march on Baghdad.
“The impact of extreme weather shows up this month mostly in production, which is down 6.6 and that looks very unusual in view of solid new orders, and a backlog of orders which is growing ... Backups in ports, hampered logistics and things of that sort is reflected in February’s production numbers."
Redwood Software Inc., the global leader of Enterprise Process AutomationTM, celebrates 20 years of success. Since 1993, Redwood has partnered with more than 3,000 of the world’s most prominent brands, including Roche Diagnostics GmbH and Freudenberg.
Records show that rail safety is steadily improving, but the month of May unfortunately highlighted the vulnerabilities of America’s railways. These recent derailments highlight the importance of planning for anything and everything.
Continuity Insights sat down with Walt Thomasson, Managing Director at Rentsys Recovery Services to find out more about the best testing strategies and current industry trends. "We see a large gap in the market right now when it comes to creating a well-balanced exercise program."
John Liuzzi has accepted the newly-created position of Director of Business Continuity at Southern, where he will ensure the company’s ongoing, successful operations in the event of a natural or human-caused disaster at or near any of the company’s facilities.
June 18-19, 2013 at the AMA Executive Conference Center, Chicago, Il.Continuity Insights Chicago will address the critical issues most important to business continuity professionals in the Midwest, and facilitate the sharing of meaningful and valuable information between regional colleagues.
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has alerted its global suppliers that it will immediately drop them if they subcontract their work to factories that haven't been authorized by the discounter. Wal-Mart's stricter measure, along with other changes to its policy, comes amid increasing calls for better safety oversight after a deadly fire at a Bangladesh factory that supplied clothing to Wal-Mart and other retailers.
In 2013 we will continue to see a shift in the way business continuity and disaster recovery professionals view and approach their roles. As our industry moves forward we will eventually see two types of practitioners emerge: risk managers and outage planners.
There is no single answer to how and why so many branded garments from Tazreen found their way to U.S. consumers, because that is precisely the advantage of the global supply chain: It never has to be one size fits all. Critics say that companies are hiding behind links in the supply chain to duck their responsibility for working conditions in the plants that produce their goods.
The garment factory where up to 124 people were killed in a fire Saturday was given an orange or "high risk" assessment after a May 2011 inspection and a yellow or "medium risk" report after an inspection in August 2011. In its 2012 Global Responsibility report, Wal-Mart said it ceased working with 49 factories in Bangladesh in 2011 because of fire safety issues.
The 2013 Continuity Insights Management Conference, running April 22-24 at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina, comprises three days of comprehensive educational programming, numerous networking opportunities, a review of the latest technologies, products and services--plus a special evening reception at the world famous San Diego Zoo. It is truly the industry's leading gathering of subject-matter experts.
xMatters & Fusion Risk Management Announce Integration Of Risk Management & Crisis Response For The Enterprise & Supply ChainSeptember 6, 2012 9:58 am | News | Comments
Enterprise organizations can now manage their people records as "Teams" and "Rosters" within the context of contingency plans in the Fusion Framework System, and synchronize these with the xMatters notification system. While reducing costs and work effort, this capability speeds response times and removes the potential for errors and delays resulting from out of date or incorrect contact information.
At its heart, PS-Prep certification is a very straightforward process: Simply certify to one of the three standards chosen by DHS and you’re pretty much good to go. Unfortunately, PS-Prep is plagued by several technicalities that cause potential adopter’s eyes to glaze over faster than you can say “ANAB-accredited certifying body.” To shed some light on the program, Continuity Insights speaks with Tim Mathews, Director of Enterprise Resiliency at Educational Testing Service, about how PS-Prep can shore up supply chains, the Wal-Mart effect, accreditation roadblocks, and the special consideration for small businesses.
The earthquake and tsunami in northeastern Japan and the flooding in Thailand last year disrupted parts supplies and production for all Japanese automakers. But the Japanese automakers are making a comeback.
Acsis ProducTrak applications run on an independent full-time server, Acsis VisiTrak®, that can provide continuity for mission critical applications in the event of an ERP or wide area network outage.
Companies from the food and beverage, insurance, investment, technology, and energy industries today released a step-by-step tool, Business ADAPT, for businesses to assess and prepare for the risks and opportunities posed by climate change.
Sony's recent troubles were worsened by factory and supplier damage in northeastern Japan, ravaged by the earthquake and tsunami last year. Sony also suffered production disruptions from the flooding in Thailand.
So-called just-in-time deliveries have helped automakers save billions and run their factories more efficiently. But the approach also relies on an almost perfect supply chain. And twice in the last year, weak links have been exposed.
The potential shortage of a key component used to make fuel lines and brake lines could force automakers in the U.S. and around the world to close car and truck plants as they run short of parts.
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