Supply Chain Continuity

  • Risky Business (Part 3): A Supply Chain Continuity Case Study

    Muda. It’s the Japanese word for waste and the enemy in modern supply chain management and manufacturing. Since the 1980s, lean thinking has revolutionized the way businesses operate by seeking to eliminate muda and free capital held…

    Avalution Team Avalution Team | Jan 11, 2016
  • FFIEC Updates Business Continuity Planning Booklet with Appendix J

    Appendix J: Strengthening the Resilience of Outsourced Technology Services The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) recently released an updated a version of its Business Continuity Booklet, which is one in the series of booklets that comprise…

    Courtney Bowers Courtney Bowers | Apr 06, 2015
  • Risky Business (Part 2): Too Lean, Too Late

    Many organizations today aim to make operations as lean as possible. But, in doing so, are these organizations unknowingly increasing the risk of operational downtime and excess cost? Due to streamlining operations and eliminating redundant activities or…

    Avalution Team Avalution Team | Mar 02, 2015
  • Risky Business (Part 1): Managing Third-Party and Supplier Risk

    Business continuity planning is inherently cross-functional with a necessity to address risks to an organization’s product and service offerings, as well as the resources necessary to meet obligations.  As organizations increasingly rely on a global network of…

    Avalution Team Avalution Team | Sep 25, 2014
  • Great Ideas: The Top Five Questions to Ask Your Critical Suppliers

    As Published in the March/April 2010 Issue of Continuity Insights Magazine It seems as though a growing number of organizations are finally getting around to assessing their critical suppliers’ business continuity capabilities. The most common approach used…

    Brian Zawada, FBCI Brian Zawada, FBCI | Apr 19, 2010
  • Managing Expanding Supply Chain Risks

    As has been confirmed by the events of the last year, risks to an organization can come from any number of often unpredictable sources, and can result in an impact far more serious and long-lasting than anyone…

    Avalution Team Avalution Team | Mar 02, 2009