Emergency Management: Enhancing Supply Chain Resilience

FEMA has released a new guide to supply chain resilience aimed at helping emergency managers.  The guide provides recommendations and best practices on how to analyze local supply chains. In addition to this, it also allows them to work with the private sector to enhance supply chain resilience using a five-phased approach.

The Supply Chain Resilience Guide also identifies how emergency managers can use information from the supply chain resilience process. Emergency managers can use this as an opportunity to support restoration of supply chains. It can also help inform development or refinement of logistics plans or annexes.

The most effective way to deliver the needed supplies to a disaster-impacted area is by re-establishing pre-disaster supply chains. Building resilience within, and providing for the rapid restoration of, supply chain systems is key to responding to any catastrophic incident.

The guide is aimed at emergency managers because they play a major role in supply chain resilience. Emergency managers can enhance supply chain resilience by fostering awareness and collaboration with key supply chain players. They can also help promote actions with key players to enhance supply chain resilience.

The most effective way to deliver the needed supplies to a disaster-impacted area is by re-establishing pre-disaster supply chains. Building resilience within, and providing for the rapid restoration of, supply chain systems is key to responding to any catastrophic incident.

This document provides emergency managers with recommendations on how to analyze supply chains and to work with the private sector to enhance supply chain resilience in support of Comprehensive Preparedness Guide (CPG) 101: Developing and Maintaining Emergency Operations Plans

This document also identifies how the results of the supply chain resilience process can inform logistics planning.

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