Rutgers Business School Research Laboratory welcomes Continuity Dynamics as first Private Sector Partner for Disaster Recovery Supply Chain Planning.
Newark, NJ – November 7, 2013 – The Rutgers Center for Supply Chain Management, at Rutgers Business School, established in the Year 2000, has welcomed Continuity Dynamics, Inc. a Basking Ridge, NJ based risk management firm, to assist in their accumulation and dissemination of key supply chain disaster information.
Due to a recent onslaught of major disaster events, such as Hurricane Sandy, the need for organizations to depend on their key supply chain partners has grown in significance. Beyond the need for Disaster Recovery (DR) planning, which focuses on the operational aspects of a recovery, the area of Business Continuity (BC) planning has emerged as the key planning component to keep the business viable and operating at time of disaster.
Considering both BC/DR planning in conjunction with an organization’s supply chain partners provides a roadmap for operations resiliency under adverse conditions. The planning process and implementation of BC plans helps to keep manufacturers and service providers in business when any severance to business processes occurs involving customers, suppliers, clients, consumers, regulatory agencies and other stakeholders.
Regarding BC/DR, Dr. Arash Azadegan, Director of Supply Chain Disruption Research Laboratory (SCDrl) notes: “These days, a focus on appropriate plans and procedures in the face of disruptions is necessary to all businesses but even more important for those concerned about the effect of their supply chain. Operating as a link in the value chain and being interconnected with other buyers and suppliers means that broadening one’s continuity planning are necessary for quick recovery from disruptions.”
Dr. Azadegan continued: “The focus of this partnership with Continuity Dynamics, Inc. is to leverage their work completed globally in serving the needs of public- and private-sector organizations in many disciplines. The objective of this collaboration is to conduct surveys and other experiential activities that will help us to better understand the dependencies of all organizations upon one another. The process of having interviews with all levels of management will be a key deliverable to assist the SCDrl in our activities.
Ralph Petti, MBCI, CBCP, president of Continuity Dynamics, Inc. notes: “When it comes to business continuity and crisis management, these topics are rarely considered in detail to recognize the consequences of supply chain breakdowns and failures. All companies – big and small – must consider such planning in all their tasks. Working with Rutgers Business School will further an understanding of how to raise awareness on this issue”.
The Rutgers Center for Supply Chain Management is supported by a prominent industry Advisory Board of corporate officers and senior executives from major New Jersey corporations. The Center is dedicated to the development of leading-edge strategies and practical solutions to problems in the business community for the management of the end-to-end supply chain. The Center has developed the first MBA concentration in Supply Chain Management in New Jersey. For information, please contact
Continuity Dynamics, Inc., is a global consulting firm that enables all businesses to be strategically, tactically and dynamically prepared to ensure continuance of the business before, during and after the disaster. For more information, please visit or call 888.977.7475.