On 20 May 2022, the Risk and Disaster Management Program (RDM), Graduate School, Chulalongkorn University; in cooperation with SATREPS DREAM (Area-BCM) Project, Disaster and Risk Management Information Systems Research Unit (DRMIS), Faculty of Engineering, by hiring a consultant firm – Fujitsu Research Institute, Ltd., organized the Area-Business Continuity Workshop (Area-BCM) at Conference Room, Ayutthaya Plant, Kojima Industries Asia Corporation. Approximately 30 people, including department heads and managers participated in this workshop.
Regarding the outline of the workshop, the effectiveness of the current Business Continuing Plan or BCP will be confirmed by presenting multiple flood damage cases. (Establishment of an alert point and decision to suspend operations at the plant)
- Visualize decision criteria and processes for Alert Point/Moving decisions
- Identify specific response actions and issues after decision making
Participants are encouraged to discuss and present the flood information regarding scenarios of before and after river flooding. Before river flooding, participants will monitor the information sources from dams, river water level information, and water level information of major areas and roads in Ayutthaya. And after river flooding, participants will monitor the information sources from flood simulation from river burst to Rojana Industrial Park disaster, information on inundation area and flood depth in Ayutthaya region. There are three scenarios provided:
- Same scale as flood damage in 2011
- 1.5 times scale of flood damage in 2011 (more intense)
- 0.8 times scale of flood damage in 2011 (less intense) for both Confirm Mission and Review response procedure of viewpoint consideration.
Each team will conduct a review of the screen-based scenarios. The company members will go around the table and use the “Review Sheet” to help identify issues for each team.
This workshop will strengthen the area-BCM system and ensure the effectiveness of the BCP by identifying the current level of business continuity capabilities from the perspective of self-help and mutual assistance and confirming emergency response capabilities. All participants actively learned the interactive activities with positive responses.