Do you have your disaster recovery plan in place?
Today’s blog is by Margaret Stewart, Director of HR and Administration at SafeSourcing Inc.
Recently there have been several major disasters in the news. Some are natural disasters, others due to carelessness, and even others due to war or political/religious conflict. Whatever the cause, innocent people will be affected, and help will be needed. So, what can be done now?
Right now, you can begin preparing for whatever might come. This is called your disaster recovery plan. These are plans set in place, so people know what to do when different emergencies happen. First, making sure people are safe is top priority during any kind of disaster. Having adequate alarm systems is one way to be prepared and ensure people are protected. Another way to be prepared is having employees trained on what to do during different disasters. Whether it is fire, flood, tornado, employees can be trained on where to go that is the safest. In addition, if you use a lot of data or have important files, having a backup of all data is important for any time disaster strikes.
If disaster does strike, be prepared to help and know what next steps can be. Rerouting supply chains, having back up production or distribution facilities, or reaching out to alternate suppliers can all be beneficial and can help keep things running after a disaster. Having supplier resources can also enable live saving goods to get to an area when in need. A procurement partner, like SafeSourcing, can help your organization with sourcing the services, supplies, or suppliers you need to help get your recovery plan underway.
For more information on what the SafeSourcing team can offer you, or on our Risk-Free trial program, please contact a SafeSourcing Customer Service representative. We have an entire team ready to assist you today.