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14 Jun. 2013 Posted by ameulendyke

Can “Just in Time” Efficiency Be “Just Not Enough” in a Time of Crisis?

In our continuing efforts to provide ever more efficient operations, have we made our organizations too brittle to withstand a catastrophic event? A recent article by Casey Haskins and Peter Sims in the Harvard Business Review entitled “The Most Efficient Die Early,” explores how companies were severely impacted by the twin disasters of the Japanese tsunami and the flooding in Thailand. Companies had become so efficient with “just in time production” and other cost-saving and efficiency policies that they had lost their resiliency in the face of a crisis.

7 Jun. 2013 Posted by ameulendyke

Are You Prepared for the Hurricane Season?

Although June 1st officially marked the beginning of the Hurricane season, many homes, businesses and communities across the country have already been impacted by treacherous weather and mass destruction. Only a week into the season, the first tropical storm, Andrea, has already developed along Florida’s Gulf Coast. With that being said, the importance of being prepared for Hurricanes and other natural disasters cannot be stressed enough.

31 May. 2013 Posted by ameulendyke

Sheltering in Place in the Workplace

With the recent tragedy in Oklahoma still fresh in our minds, many businesses are examining their emergency operations plans. For some disasters, sheltering in place can be the best option to ensure the safety of employees. Some incidents that might warrant a shelter in place decision are: earthquakes, chemical or biological spills, terrorist acts, tornadoes, floods and armed intruders.

23 May. 2013 Posted by ameulendyke

Accounting for People during Severe Weather

The devastation that has occurred as a result of the tornados in Oklahoma this week once again demonstrates that a crisis can happen at any time. During the stressful and chaotic environment of a natural disaster it is essential that an organization can account for their most valuable asset: their people. Unfortunately, providing information and assistance to people affected by a crisis can cause an enormous drain on an organization’s resources, and this task becomes even more challenging if an organization has the potential to have visitors and contractors on site as well.

10 May. 2013 Posted by ameulendyke

Disaster Response Planning In Schools

On any given day, families depend on others to provide safety and support for their family members whether it is at home, school or work. For most days, plans are in place to handle the emergencies that might typically occur such as accidents that may result in minor injuries. However, are there plans in place to handle events that happen less frequently or, those of a disaster magnitude?