Stores are used to outages of a few hours and maybe, during severe situations, maybe one day. The bad news: With global weirding (the term for the many strange weather patterns caused by global warming), there's a fine chance these week-plus outages may be something that has to be planned for. With that in mind, let's look at what some of the chains discovered when they could only exist via emergency generator.
Existing sometimes only via emergency generator, stores found it meant POS without network (no debit, no gift cards, no returns, no lookups) and few ways to tell customers what they couldn't do.
Note: You really don't want your associates repeatedly having to go out and bring back gallons of gasoline, especially when shortages and rationing are likely, making the fuel expensive and potentially unobtainable.
Source: Storefront Backtalk
Keywords: retail supply chain, supply chain risk management, business continuity planning, business interruption strategies
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