In a couple of weeks’ time I will be chairing a Question Time
-style panel discussion on the topic of disaster recovery. It is a particularly timely topic given the recent natural disasters in Japan and continuing political unrest in north Africa and the Middle East.
Large-scale disasters hit the headlines for a few days before the human suffering begins to diminish and the eyes of the world's media are diverted elsewhere. But for many businesses the effects of disasters can last for many months, affecting supply routes, component producers or workforces.
In an increasingly globalised economy the significance of these events is more and more important to supply chain professionals. And as the Japanese earthquake and tsunami illustrate, the effects can be long-term. Come along and hear how senior buyers plan for and manage disaster recovery and take the chance to ask them about their experiences.
I would love you to join us on the evening of 23 June to watch our panel of experts discuss how procurement and supply chain professionals should respond to disasters.
Disaster Recovery - what are the effects on supply chains and what lessons can we learn from recent catastrophes?
, held in association with Sungard, will take place at the prestigious Royal Institute of British Architects, 66 Portland Place, London, W1B 1AD.
The free event will begin at 6pm with drinks and canapés. The one-hour debate will start at 7pm, after which there will be more networking opportunities. I hope to see you there.
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