Keep your business running smoothly: Prepare for the unexpected

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Disaster recovery: Preparing for the unexpected

It’s never fun to imagine the worst, but when it comes to disaster recovery business continuity planning, that’s exactly what you need to do. Are you prepared in the case of an emergency? Whether it’s a man-made emergency such as a terror attack, or an act of nature like a superstorm, you need to make sure your business is ready for the unexpected.

And perhaps just as importantly, you need to make sure your business partners are too.

Does your customs broker have a continuity plan in place?

When it comes to business continuity and disaster recovery, it’s absolutely critical that your customs broker have a plan in place. After all, if a “local” problem like a flood shuts down your broker, that could have a ripple affect across your entire supply chain, including at locations thousands of miles away from the problem.

We’ve developed a guide to the questions you should ask your broker to make sure your shipments will continue to get to their destination in the event of a disaster. It’s never a bad time to approach your broker and ask about the following:

  • Do they have a recovery plan in place – and is it updated regularly?
  • What are their communications options should the unexpected happen?
  • How will they access their IT systems and recover backup data?

To find more talking points about disaster recovery and business continuity, download our guide, “Keep your business running smoothly: Prepare for the unexpected” today!
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