Business Continuity Management and Planning and Supply Chain
Business Continuity Management is a relatively new term coined within the new BS25999 which replaces the older terminology of Business Continuity Planning. Business Continuity Management does in fact recognise the change in emphasis from planning to management and the significance here is the requirement to not only plan but to actually manage that plan, a much greater task and one that significantly must involve the whole business from the top down. Business Continuity Management today recognise the varying aspects of potentially disruptive events and Business continuity management plans should now accommodate issues such as pandemic, natural disasters such as wide area flooding, terrorism and of course the supply chain. The supply chain in today’s world has become a significant weak link in most business continuity management plans and the survival or recovery of most business post disruptive event could revolve around the support and effective business continuity management plans of the supply chain.