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.
At its heart, PS-Prep certification is a very straightforward process: Simply certify to one of...
The earthquake and tsunami in northeastern Japan and the flooding in Thailand last year...
Last year’s earthquake, tsunami and subsequent partial meltdown of two reactors at the Fukushima...
Continuity Insights sat down with Walt Thomasson, Managing Director at Rentsys Recovery Services — a disaster recovery business continuity provider that supports customers in the U.S. and Canada — to find out more about the best testing strategies, current industry trends, and how to make recovery fit into your budget.
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.
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 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.
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.
Tornado damage in Kansas' aircraft manufacturing hub could have a ripple effect on the industry, analysts warned Monday, even as airplane makers Boeing and Hawker Beechcraft and nearby parts maker Spirit AeroSystems were still tallying losses.
If nothing else, the tragedy in Japan has taught us a valuable lesson on how badly things can go wrong. Manufacturers around the globe have been awash with new thinking on how to manage a global supply chain that is, despite better technology, still remarkably delicate.
Throughout October and November last year, companies with facilities and suppliers in Thailand warned of shortages resulting from the severe flooding that affected large parts of the country. Among the affected companies were Apple, Cisco, Dell and Hewlett-Packard.
Worldwide sales of semiconductors grew 0.4 percent in 2011, despite a tough time for the sector due to natural disasters and the weak economy.
The big freeze has caused traffic chaos throughout Europe, blocking roads, shutting down airports, and trapping thousands in remote mountain villages in the Balkans.
Honda Motor Co. says its net profit in the October-December quarter tumbled 41 percent to 47.6 billion yen ($625 million) due to the strong yen and supply chain disruptions from flooding in Thailand.
Best practice approaches to strategic supplier relationships offer tremendous potential. One of the most effective such practices involves taking a broader view of the supplier’s impacts on the customer organization. As part of various consulting projects, we’ve systematically mapped the way a supplier’s product connects to the customer’s operations and processes, trying to identify and quantify the “adjacency costs” that are connected to the supplier’s product.
The 2012 "Supplier Responsibility Progress Report" documents 229 audits throughout its supply chain last year by Apple Inc. That's up 80 percent from 127 audits in 2010.
The Occupy movement is focusing on the ports as the "economic engines for the elite."
State volcanologist Surono says Mount Gamalama spewed clouds of thick gray ash into the air late Sunday.
HP CEO: We set up a war room. We began pulling inventory and made strategic buys of hard drives back in early October. So I think we will get more than our fair share of drives because of the long-term relationships that we have with our suppliers.
A look at the issues having the greatest impact on business continuity professionals and how they could, or should, impact your organization and the industry as a whole.
The industrial closures have had effects well beyond Thailand, since the factories supply key components for several industries, particularly automobiles and computers.