Manufacturers throughout the country are struggling to cope with the continued carbon dioxide (CO2) shortage. The shortage, which is a result of several supplier plants either shut down for maintenance or closed altogether, has hit food and drink manufacturers particularly hard. Due to this major supply chain disruption, these organisations are left without a key ingredient to their products, leaving supermarket shelves empty and pubs dry. Such a supply chain disaster highlights the importance of developing a strong business continuity plan. Consider the following best practices to bolster your business continuity plan:
- Test it out— Test your plan by performing a staff walk-through and using digital simulations to catch human errors. A fresh pair of eyes and a little help from technology can ensure a near-perfect plan.
- Inform your employees— Often, companies fail to spread awareness about their business continuity plan to all employees. However, it is vital for everyone to understand the plan, as this practice will ensure everything runs smoothly and effectively in the event of a disaster.
- Back it up— As the use of workplace technology and cyber-threats increase, it is important to ensure your organisation’s data and online resources are secure. In addition to developing a strong security system, store data and resources in more than one secure location to prevent complete loss in the event of a cyber-attack.