Vendors need to be active participants
Vendors and suppliers of services are critical to the ongoing function of a business. They need to be active participants in your business continuity planning and form a vital link in the supply and disaster recovery chain.
One has to consider a few things when selecting vendors:
- Do they have business continuity compliance?
- Can they meet your supply and quality requirements?
- Do they have a reliable support system?
- Do you have alternative suppliers?
Vendor contact details need to be included in continuity plans so that they can be contacted to provide or restore services by plan managers and action owners. Our system keeps a record of who the vendor is, its location, contact details and the services it provides.