Knowing days before even a small seismic event, will allow precision manufacturers – eg. Semi-conductor fabs, medical device manufacturers – to go into maintenance mode with millions of dollars in WIP inventory saved, upstream and downstream logistics optimized without unplanned production line downturn.
Service Providers/ Logistics
Rerouting deliveries, updating distribution plans and changing the mix of products to prepare for a natural disaster can quickly be done. With knowledge in advance, integrated into data centers, resource planning groups and commercial delivery organizations no service interruptions could occur and people supplied with what they need when they need it.
Hours in advance safe managed shutdowns can be performed. Valves, transmission lines, industrial processes can be shut minutes in advance. Months in advance, supply chains and stockpiles can be established.
Enterprise & Government
Data availability is critical to most enterprises. Backing up the data and making it available without interruption will help keep business running, hospitals staffed, schools closed for the day and communities resilient. Government can play the vital role of communications, only if it has foreknowledge of an earthquake weeks, days and hours before.
Financial Services/ Insurance
Insurance and Re-insurance firms must understand the risks of the policy holders they support. More important is to give these policy holders the ability to prepare for a seismic event well in advance through operational planning and decision management systems based on earthquake forecast data.