Supply Chain Professionals Get Behind the BCI’s Supply Chain Resilience Survey
CAVERSHAM, UK 17th August 2011 – The Business Continuity Institute’s annual Supply Chain Resilience Survey has gained the support of the prestigious Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply this year, affirming the increased relevance of supply chain continuity to organisations facing widespread threats of disruption.
David Noble, Chief Executive Officer, The Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply commented:
“The Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply (CIPS) are delighted to support the annual BCI supply chain resilience survey. The previous study proves that businesses are beginning to realise that strong supply chains are vital to business success and that companies should be taking action to implement Business Continuity Management strategies to improve resilience. This year’s research will further reinforce the importance of supply chain resilience.”
Lyndon Bird FBCI, Technical Development Director at the BCI, commented:
“Last year’s report served as a wake-up call for many organisations to take supply chain resilience seriously. It also underscored the value Business Continuity Management could bring through identifying and understanding key supply chain dependencies and providing a framework to collaborate with supply chain partners to increase overall business resilience. The study highlighted the need for the business continuity and supply chain professionals to work more closely together and share good practice.”
The third annual survey will continue to track changes in reported levels and sources of disruption experienced but this year the study will go further and consider how deep in the supply chain disruption occurs and the methods being used to understand and manage supply chain vulnerability. It will also consider approaches used to deal effectively with the consequences of disruption.
The survey will close on September 5th 2011. Publication will be in November. All respondents to the survey will automatically receive a full copy of the survey findings report when it is published. The survey can be accessed through the following link: Access the 2011 Survey
A summary of last year’s survey report is available from here: 2010 Summary Report
Notes to Editors
For more information about the survey, please contact Lee Glendon CBCI, Head of Campaigns at the Business Continuity Institute email@example.com +44 (0) 118 947 8215
About Business Continuity Management
Business Continuity Management (BCM) identifies potential threats to an organization and the impacts to business operations that those threats, if realized, might cause. It provides a framework for building organizational resilience with the capability for an effective response that safeguards the interests of key stakeholders, reputation, brand and value-creating activities.
About the Business Continuity Institute
Based in Caversham, United Kingdom, the Business Continuity Institute (BCI) was founded in 1994 and leads on the development of best practice in business continuity management. The BCI also contributes to relevant legislation and standards. It has over 6,300 members in some 100 countries active in an estimated 2,500 organizations in private, public and third sectors. The BCI Partnership, established in 2007, is the corporate body within the BCI with over 70 member organizations. For more go to www.thebci.org
The Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply (CIPS) is the world’s largest procurement and supply professional organisation.. It is the worldwide centre of excellence on procurement and supply chain management issues and offers corporate business solutions. CIPS has over 65,000 members in 150 different countries, including senior business people, high-ranking civil servants and leading academics. The activities of the profession have a major impact on the profitability and efficiency of all types of organisation.