Fukushima and its consequences

Dear Ladies and Gentlemen

Just a few years ago, the major car manufacturers in Germany were only marginally interested in the question of how certain it was that their suppliers could deliver the agreed parts. The purchasing departments were concerned at best with the economic performance of the suppliers. Other aspects of supply security were not considered. In particular it was not considered where the promised part was actually manufactured. Only the price was decisive. Questions about fire protection or other safety topics were not seriously asked.

Then came the events of Fukushima. Components from this very industrialized region could no longer be supplied. In some companies, the production lines came to a standstill due to lack of timely delivery. Only now did some companies realize that they had no information about where the parts in question were actually manufactured.

It took until the spring of 2016, when it became clear to a wider public that fundamental changes had taken place. Starting with one of the well-known major automobile manufacturers, companies in the supplier industry are now being audited with regard to the establishment of management systems on the subject of sustainability and in particular on Environmental or Crisis Management. This will further deepen the previous requirements on the topics of fire protection and earthquake safety.

In addition to the Crisis Management requirements we are more familiar with, we also expect to be able to prove that the system is functioning properly and to develop a few more detailed core scenarios. First points can be collected with the proof of an education or training.

Such a training can be the Crisis Staff Exercise with Method Training or the event „Crisis Management for Advanced Students“ . Both events have met with very positive feedback. With DEMiOS and CUSTODiOS, we offer state-of-the-art tools for crisis and security management. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any further questions on this topic. We have attached relevant flyers.

The year now coming to an end has brought many changes and challenges for all of us. May the times ahead not be as turbulent as some contemporaries believe.

Although we are very well positioned in terms of content with our consulting and training services, we very much hope that the gloomy signs in the sky will not darken further. Actually, we did not wish to be quite so up-to-date.

We wish you all the best for the upcoming Christmas season and much luck and success in the coming year.

With kind regards

Klaus Bockslaff and Team