What’s the Bill for Repairs after Recent Natural Australasian Disasters?

The Global Catastrophe Recap for April 2013 from reinsurance company Aon Benfield gives a region by region breakdown of recent damages and costs after different natural disasters. The Impact Forecasting organisation, part of Aon Benfield, uses data on disasters to build models of catastrophes to better understand the risks. This helps customers better understand the…

Making Business Continuity Friends in Manufacturing

Some areas of an enterprise are naturally more sensitive to business continuity than others. Whereas interruptions may be a nuisance in accounting, they may simply be unacceptable in manufacturing production lines aligned to lean and just-in-time manufacturing methods. As facilities increase in size, they tend to use more automation. The Manufacturing Execution System or MES…