Facility and disaster recovery

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Our global company is interested in outsourcing the disaster recovery for our manufacturing facilities.  For example, if there is a fire at a plant, we need a point person who is the expert at getting general contractor to get crews in to clean up debris, hire electricians to repair electrical, etc. most Disaster Recovery articles that I've read seem to deal more with intellectual property and communications, than the actual manufacturing facility--which, if off-line can cost companies millions of dollars. Do you know of any companies that provide this overarching service or do you know of a consultant who could advise us how to proceed?

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  • Denny Cherry
    I'm not in that vertical, but I would imagine that a lot of it would involve just having companies under contract to handle the clean up for you. Make a list of everything needed to get you plant up and running for every disaster you can think off. Then find companies in your area that are willing to partner with you to do the repairs in the event of a problem. I would assume the biggest problem would be the tool venders as they are probably pretty specific and getting some of that stuff replaced could take a while.
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  • aceofdelts

    The plan I liked best was ...

    We had a small number of employees with spending authority for Disaster Recovery.

    We had a written "short list" of possible vendors for specific needs. Any need not listed had to be covered ad hoc.

    We felt it important to keep the spending authority within the company - not outsource this. All of the actual work could be outsourced. Having deep pockets at time of emergency is huge. 

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  • ToddN2000
    I'd check with your local fire / flood services. Then check those name out with your local BBB.org. You want someone who can do the job right and in a timely matter.  Some may do a great job but take longer than you can afford You want a contractor that works daily not just a few days a week.
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  • Rich Castagna
    One of our key contributors on SearchDisasterRecovery.com is Paul Kirvan--Paul might be able to point you to the information you need. And be sure to check out all the other articles on SearchDisasterRecovery.com including all of the great--and FREE--DR planning templates that are available.
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