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December 2, 2021
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Now, more than ever, it’s vitally important to invest in yourself. It’s been another tough year. And it’s your professional community, the Association of Continuity Professionals, that can offer you the best resources—at the best value for your membership dollar—to help you and your organization succeed. We want to put you first.  
 
ACP is strong because of members like you. Continue investing in your future.  

Log in to your account and renew your membership now! 

Many of us prefer to do everything we can online ourselves, but we know that some ACP members work in secure technology environments that make renewing online a challenge. The ACP team is happy to help any ACP member avoid those technology roadblocks and renew your membership over the phone at (800) 445-4227. And don’t hesitate to reach out to ACP if you have questions during this process at  or (800) 445-4227. 

 
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7 Core Capacities Necessary for Supply Chain Resilience

Thursday, December 9, 2021
1:00 PM Eastern | 12:00 PM Central | 11:00 AM Mountain | 10:00 AM Pacific

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Making a supply chain resilient implicitly involves creating business continuity plans (BCPs) to ensure continued operations in the face of a supply chain disruption. These are plans to restore lost capacities, independent of HOW the operational capacities were lost. 

The good news is that there are only seven ways in which a supply chain can fail. Each failure (also known as failure mode) involves the loss of at least one of the core capacities listed.
  • The capacity to acquire materials (maintain supply).
  • The capacity to ship and/or transport products. 
  • The capacity to communicate.
  • The capacity to convert (internal manufacturing operations).
  • The human resources (personnel) capacity.
  • The capacity to maintain financial flows.
  • The capacity to distribute products to customers including consumers.
Regardless of how the capacity was lost (due to natural disaster, industrial accident, infrastructure failure, for example), the outcome is predictable – capacity loss.
Presented by: James B. Rice, Jr.
Deputy Director
Center for Transportation and Logistics
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Jim Rice joined the MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics in 1995 and was appointed as the Deputy Director of CTL in 2007.  In this capacity he oversees all industrial outreach programs and serves as the Director of the Supply Chain Exchange, including marketing and communication for CTL, and runs CTL’s Executive Education Programs. 
 
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The coronavirus pandemic is changing the way businesses think about office security. For the past 20 years, managing access to an office building was all about physical security: protecting workplaces from intruders or even terrorists was paramount. As a consequence, office intercom systems developed from mere doorbells to fully-fledged access control systems, including video, alarms, and alerts.

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Did you know that organizations lose 5 percent of their revenue every year due to fraud? This can lead to trillions of dollars in fraud loss, which is devastating for businesses and economies around the world. Whether your business has experienced fraud or not, it’s imperative that you take the steps to promote fraud prevention and awareness. Keep reading to learn more about International Fraud Awareness week and what you can do to protect your business’s sensitive data.

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To define risks, learn where they come from, and what their effect on information assets and the operation of your company is, you will need to carry out a risk assessment. In this article we will talk about IT assets and risks. I’m not going to outline the organizational or preparational side of things, such as appointing a risk manager or setting up the assessment process.

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We've recently experienced a renewed interest in ACP's Industry Sponsorship Program from companies providing products and services to contingency professionals. These individuals are responsible for a variety of mission critical functions including business continuity, disaster recovery, emergency management, and risk management.  This is an opportunity for industry organizations to tell your story and educate an expanding marketplace as to the value of your company deliverables.  As an Association Industry Sponsor you can be assured of significant exposure to our members in a variety of mediums including our weekly communication News & Views.

Further information on the program can be found under the "Sponsors" tab of the ACP website.  Why not take the opportunity to have a conversation with ACP staff regarding the program deliverables which best align with your strategic marketing plan.  They can be reached at or by calling 1.800.445.4227 FREE.
 
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Know someone who would be interested in this timely resource specifically for continuity professionals?  Pass along this e-news and encourage them to join ACP.

The ACP Get Connected! initiative asks every ACP member to personally reach out to one colleague, friend or acquaintance for membership this year in order to build a stronger, better ACP.
 
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