Primary and dependent resource requirements should also be identified.
This information will be used to develop recovery strategies.
Telecommuting is a strategy employed when staff can work from home through remote connectivity.
It can be used in combination with other strategies to reduce alternate site requirements.
For example, if a machine fails but other machines are readily available to make up lost production, then there is no resource gap.
However, if all machines are lost due to a flood, and insufficient undamaged inventory is available to meet customer demand until production is restored, production might be made up by machines at another facility—whether owned or contracted.
This strategy also assumes that the surviving site has the resources and capacity to assume the work of the impacted site.
Prioritization of production or service levels, providing additional staff and resources and other action would be needed if capacity at the second site is inadequate.
Utilization of other owned or controlled facilities performing similar work is one option.
Operations may be relocated to an alternate site - assuming both are not impacted by the same incident.