Gartner Research

Engage Suppliers and External Manufacturers to Optimize Business Continuity Planning

Published: 29 January 2019

ID: G00378102

Analyst(s): Sam New


Quality and product supply risk events are becoming more frequent and disruptive. Supply chain leaders should use this research as they seek to mitigate risks and develop robust business continuity plans (BCPs).

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Utilize a Formal Risk Committee to Collaborate With Suppliers and External Manufacturers to Identify, Assess and Mitigate Risk
  • Mitigate Operational Risk by Examining Broad Risk Categories and Consider the Impact of Unavoidable Risk
  • Utilize Scenario Planning to Consider Medium- to Long-Term Risk and Build Appropriate Contingencies

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