Bespoke Business Continuity solutions for your industry
Some risks like power outages, hardware failure, staff shortages, transport disruption and extreme weather are universal in nature, affecting businesses of all types and sizes, although the risk will vary according to location. Others, like the risk of product contamination, insect infestation or strike action are more prevalent in particular industries and demand specific business continuity solutions.
We recognise that every industry sector has its own unique issues and challenges and Resilience Guard’s business continuity consultants will work with you to develop custom-built business continuity solutions designed specifically for your business. Select your industry from the indicative alphabetical list below to see what Resilience Guard’s consultants can do for you:
- Banking and Financial Services Sector
- Construction Sector
- Energy Sector
- Food and Drink Sector
- Government Sector
- Healthcare Sector
- Hotel Sector
- Manufacturing Sector
- Technology and Telecoms Sector
- Transport Sector
Business Continuity for the food and drink sector
Industry-specific threats to the food and drink sector include:
- Scarcity of ingredients due to a poor crop, war or transport disruption that leads to rising prices.
- Broken supply chain. This is especially a problem for larger organisations which are highly susceptible to disruptions arising from the failure of a key supplier whether they are supplying a service such as transport, IT support, waste disposal or packaging or providing raw ingredients or finished products.
- Product contamination and recall. Food scares are what retailers and their suppliers fear most, knowing even the threat of an attack could destroy confidence in the brand, while a successful attack could disrupt business, undermine brand image and, worse, lead to illness and death.
- Denial of access to a factory, packaging plant or distribution centre for any number of reasons including protests, terrorist attacks, fire and floods. This risk is increasing with the growing trend towards consolidation of facilities.
- Reduced capacity to make up any production shortfalls due to strategies such as lean manufacturing and just-in-time logistics, which allow no margin for error. Some food and drink manufacturers struggle to reconcile their own plans for network consolidation with customers’requirements to demonstrate an ability to switch production to alternative sites as a business continuity management requirement.
- Shortage of people, particularly skilled logistics professionals. Certain food and drink sectors rely heavily on migrant workers in both manufacturing and distribution.
All these potential threats affecting the industry should be addressed in an effective food and drink business continuity plan tailored to the business’ actual needs.
Food and Drink Business Continuity Expertise
Resilience Guard’s consultants can create a bespoke business continuity plan to protect you from these threats. We also help food and drink manufacturers boost their resilience through services such as:
- Crisis management preparedness with a particular focus on mass consumption goods
- Production line resilience
- Maintaining availability of distribution channels
- Crisis communications
See more on our specialist business continuity consultancy services