Disaster preparedness plan

Disaster Preparedness and Recovery Training for Manufacturing

Challenge:

A contract electronics and cable-and-harness manufacturer needed a best-in-class plan to protect people, environment, and products at their facilities. The company's customers in the aerospace, defense, and commercial aircraft industries demand the highest in quality, reliability, and on-time delivery. To meet these needs, the company is certified in ITAR, Nadcap-electronics, AS9100C, and ISO 9001:2008. But to provide further confidence to customers, management wanted a detailed, forward-thinking plan to reduce the chance of disastrous effects on the facility, swiftly contain and repair damage, and, if needed, leverage highly-qualified, back-up manufacturing support.

Solution:

Technology Forecasters Inc., a joint client service of Antea Group, provided the services below:

  • Trained a multifunctional Disaster Recovery Team in the industry’s best practices for disaster preparedness
  • Audited the company according to preparedness for a dozen potential disasters
  • Created a detailed written plan for bolstering supply-chain continuity and responding strategically to a variety of potential disasters
  • Designed the first Disaster Drill for the Disaster Preparedness Team to carry out annually, with quarterly updates
  • Coached executives, operations, employees, and marketing to maximize business benefits from the new Disaster Preparedness and Recovery Plan.

Result:

According to the VP of Operations, the new Disaster preparedness and Recovery Plan addresses how the plant keeps the wheels moving in case something happens. They remarked It’s not “just a piece of paper,” but rather, a very detailed plan that will continue to protect the workers, products, and surrounding areas.