Business Continuity Planning & Consulting
Prepare for the Unexpected with the Right Contingency and Manufacturing Staffing Plan
In the unprecedented time of the COVID-19 pandemic, prepare your company for all aspects of a labor disruption with pain-free business continuity planning from Strom Engineering. We are a comprehensive resource for clients who are seeking business continuity planning for the first time, and for clients who are looking to update an existing contingency plan. Strom’s business staffing continuity plan services culminate in tangible documents or playbooks developed to provide all involved company personnel with the plan information they need.
In an ideal world, a contingency plan would never need to be used. However, in today’s uncertain, turbulent labor market, no business can afford not to have a well-developed manufacturing staffing plan in place and ready to implement. Our extensive time in the industry provides clients with an unparalleled depth of experience. Strom’s overriding goal is to provide employers with powerful negotiating leverage at the bargaining table through proper labor continuity planning.
* Any consulting services described herein will be completed by Strom Consulting LLC. Strom Consulting is a separate entity that shares ownership and management with Strom Engineering Corporation.
Proven Services for Project Success
Preparation is key to maintaining your normal business operations in the face of the uncertainty that comes with a global pandemic. Planning for crises such as pandemics, natural disasters, labor disruptions, or other emergencies out of your control is one of Strom’s unique capabilities, and our expertise in business continuity plan development and execution comes from our years of developing plans and playbooks for multiple organizations in nearly every industry.
Strom is a leading developer of workforce BCPs designed to help train and prepare managers for possible labor disruptions. Playbooks provide a significant level of comfort as a tangible resource that answers questions, defines company policies, and offers reassurance that the company does indeed have a manufacturing staffing shift plan to keep operations running in the event of a labor disruption or crisis. Strom can develop a singular playbook for a client’s management team or varying levels of playbooks for each location or manager.
Strom provides technical writers and consultants for:
- Job safety analysis
- Physical demand documentation
- Review of existing documentation
- Documentation of job steps
- Updating existing documentation
- Capturing tribal knowledge
- Process analysis
- Review and revision of training material
- Documents for management system design and implementation
- Drawing packages in physical and digital mediums.
Our processes also highlight opportunities for process improvement and support organizational development.
Strom offers customized training that provides your salaried staff with knowledge and guidance on how to lawfully and effectively communicate with union membership to deliver a message consistent with company policy, strategy, and culture. Strom labor disruption consulting and training can reduce valid unfair labor practice charges and help to build positive relationships between salaried and hourly personnel while staying within NLRA guidelines.
Strom’s proactive salaried training program guides your company’s employees through situations that help them recognize and address labor union tactics and properly react to workplace disruptions. This training is designed to provide managers with (1) a basic understanding of the rights guaranteed to employees, managers, and employers under Section 7 & 8(a)(1)) of the National Labor Relations Act; (2) information necessary to identify when a manager might risk interfering with an employee’s rights; and (3) the information and tools they’ll need to feel safe coming to work should there be a Strike or Lockout. Strom’s training programs are custom-tailored to meet each client’s needs, including responding to union tactics, minimizing Unfair Labor Practice charges during labor negotiations, preparing for the return of the union workforce, and union avoidance training for non-represented sites.
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Strom provides business continuity planning and project management associated with manpower services to meet your startup, shut down, or relocation needs. Strom can provide personnel to assist with:
- Responding to workforce attrition after closure announcements
- Equipment/machinery moving, including disconnect, rigging, packaging, crating, and shipping
- Equipment/machinery connections, setup, and testing
- Facilities preparation/setup and facilities maintenance, mock and initial production runs
- Production and maintenance manpower, including supplemental or full workforce for production pre-shutdown or upon startup, bargaining unit mitigation in your new location
Strom partnered with a grocery store on the East Coast of the United States to create a number of strike contingency plans in anticipation of a labor dispute. Our 60 years of experience prepared us to review all facets of the company and build a comprehensive manufacturing staffing plan designed to keep the organization’s large-scale distribution operation from missing a beat.
What Our Clients Are Saying
“We have sincerely enjoyed our relationship with Strom Engineering over the last two years as we’ve focused on business continuity for our distribution, manufacturing and security operations. Strom Engineering is made up of a team of incredibly experienced professionals who provided us with education, focus and results.”
– John | Food & Grocery