Supply Chain Inventory Management Backup Planning

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A disruption in the delivery of the goods and services your company relies on can be devastating to business. To help keep operations running smoothly, be sure to address supply chain and inventory control strategies and backup plans for your company before there is an issue.

Here are some things to consider:

Secondary Suppliers

Know where to go next if components, parts, goods or services from your most critical suppliers are unavailable.

Special Delivery

Make sure your suppliers can make special arrangements to fill and deliver orders for key dates, or find ones who can.

Notify Key Customers

You rely on your suppliers; your customers rely on you. If critical orders are delayed, be sure to notify affected customers.

Build a Supply Chain Management Plan

Address supply chain management in your strategic and business continuity plans. Develop and document strategies to help protect against interruptions in delivery of your most important inventory and services.

Talk to Your Insurance Agent

Contingent Business Interruption Insurance can help protect income loss if key suppliers are unable to deliver the goods and services your business needs. Talk to you insurance agent to make sure you have this coverage at the appropriate limits for your company.