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Total Risk Awareness for Leaders in Aero & Defense Manufacturing

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Over the course of a decade, companies can expect disruptions to erase half a year’s worth of profits or more.
McKinsey & Company

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Total Risk Awareness for Leaders in Aero & Defense Manufacturing

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Flooding accounts for some 40% of all loss-related natural catastrophes since 1980.
Munich Re,
Global Insurance Provider

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Total Risk Awareness for Leaders in Aero & Defense Manufacturing

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Organizations lose 5% of
revenue to fraud each year.

Association of Certified
Fraud Examiners

Total Risk Awareness

Critical Functions helps executives in defense manufacturing stay ahead of threats to their businesses

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Is a serious threat hidden in a blind spot?

As the leader of your company, here's what your fellow executives, your board, and your financial backers worry about:
  • Are your people as safe as they can be?
  • Can you survive a natural disaster?
  • Will supply chain issues paralyze production?
  • Are you one security breach away from a tanked reputation?

Every day, your company faces threats—some hidden and some you know about. These threats have been known to keep you up at night. Worse yet, they force you to operate with extra caution, keeping your company from reaching its full potential.

Gain total risk awareness so you can forge ahead confidently

With every day that passes, leaders in manufacturing face greater volatility—natural disasters, supply disruptions, cyber incidents, and more. With a Critical Functions Threat Review, I'll help you understand those threats so they don't hold you back.

“Critical Functions provides a valuable service to manufacturing leaders. For those who are boldly moving into the future but need a comprehensive risk advisor, Ryan Miller offers not only his professional credentials but also years of experience as a crisis manager.”

John T. Williams

Chairman & CEO,
Jamison Door Company
“Ryan Miller of Critical Functions was with us from the start of the current COVID-19 crisis. Ryan facilitated our leadership team as we developed and deployed immediate business continuity and communication strategies under pressure."
President,
Air Techniques International

Ron Adkins

“Ryan’s unique background in crisis management and business continuity results in a practical approach to risk management and preparedness that markedly increases operational resiliency and fosters team buy-in.”

John Lettow

President,
Vorbeck Materials Corp.

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I'm Ryan Miller, the founder of Critical Functions®

As the previous Director of Emergency Management for Howard County, Maryland, I have seen first-hand the crippling impact unexpected hazards can have on businesses. I then supported these devastated business owners through their recovery.

Nicknamed "Chief Worry Officer" by my former boss, I have responded to train crashes, water system crises, major electric grid outages, large network failures, public health emergencies, hurricanes, blizzards, derechos, earthquakes, tornados, civil unrest, and back-to-back disastrous floods in Ellicott City, Maryland. Through these experiences, I learned the value of risk awareness.

Being prepared starts with a Critical Functions Threat Review.

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What We Review

Cover your bases

I'm Ryan Miller, the founder of Critical Functions®

What We Review

As the previous Director of Emergency Management for Howard County, Maryland, I have seen first-hand the crippling impact unexpected hazards can have on businesses. I then supported these devastated business owners through their recovery.

Nicknamed "Chief Worry Officer" by my former boss, I have responded to train crashes, water system crises, major electric grid outages, large network failures, public health emergencies, hurricanes, blizzards, derechos, earthquakes, tornados, civil unrest, and back-to-back disastrous floods in Ellicott City, Maryland.

Being prepared starts with a Critical Functions Threat Review.

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Let's examine your
8 Critical Functions

My Critical Functions Threat Review is a holistic process for understanding risk exposure—ranging from safety to supply chain.

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Protect Your People, Resources, and Facilities

Your first priority is keeping your people safe from an ever-increasing list of hazards. Next, you must protect the resources and facilities they need to do their job.

Develop a Resilient Supply of Materials and Services

Your ERP system, warehouse, third-party logistics, and suppliers are all vulnerable to some form of failure. Build resilience into your system now to avoid disruptions in production.

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3
Strengthen Your Information Technology

Every aspect of your business depends on information technology. You must have a proactive technical team, guard against all cybersecurity incidents, and have an actionable disaster recovery plan.

Ensure a Strong Financial Position

Fraud, theft, insufficient insurance, and disasters can all prevent you from obtaining supply, paying vendors, fulfilling customer demand, and collecting the cash that protects your balance sheet. Stay vigilant against these existential threats.

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Safeguard Intellectual Property

Your products and associated strategies, trade secrets, designs, processes, patents, trademarks, and copyrights are valuable assets. Protect them from both external and internal threats.

Follow Applicable Laws, Codes, and Standards

OSHA, EPA, and even the local fire marshal can close your business for various forms of non-compliance. Stay up to date with their requirements and have a strategy in place to meet them.

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Maintain Essential Certifications, Credentials, and Compliance

Requirements such as a professional Industrial Security Program, ISO certification, and ITAR and FCPA compliance keep you competitive but can also represent single points of failure. Make sure these essential elements are fully integrated into your risk management program.

Ship Your Products

Export compliance, special shipping requirements, and transportation challenges can delay the shipment of finished products. Your process must remain agile and focused on the customer, no matter what situation comes your way.

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Find out how you're doing

Let's examine your
8 Critical Functions

My Critical Functions Threat Review is an intentionally holistic process for understanding risk exposure—ranging from employee safety to business continuity and regulatory compliance.

The findings will help you:
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Protect Your People, Resources, and Facilities

Your first priority is keeping your people safe from an ever-increasing list of hazards. Next, you must protect the resources and facilities they need to do their job.

Develop a Resilient Supply of Materials and Services

Your ERP system, warehouse, third-party logistics, and suppliers are all vulnerable to some form of failure. Build resilience into your system now to avoid disruptions in production.

Strengthen Your Information Technology

Every aspect of your business depends on information technology. You must have a proactive technical team, guard against all cybersecurity incidents, and have an actionable disaster recovery plan.

Ensure a Strong Financial Position

Fraud, theft, insufficient insurance, and disasters can all prevent you from obtaining supply, paying vendors, fulfilling customer demand, and collecting the cash that protects your balance sheet. Stay vigilant against these existential threats.

Safeguard Intellectual Property

Your products and associated strategies, trade secrets, designs, processes, patents, trademarks, and copyrights are valuable assets. Protect them from both external and internal threats.

Follow Applicable Laws, Codes, and Standards

OSHA, EPA, and even the local fire marshal can close your business for various forms of non-compliance. Stay up to date with their requirements and have a strategy in place to meet them.

Maintain Essential Certifications, Credentials, and Compliance

Requirements such as a professional Industrial Security Program, ISO certification, and ITAR and FCPA compliance keep you competitive but can also represent single points of failure. Make sure these essential elements are fully integrated into your risk management program.

Ship Your Products

Export compliance, special shipping requirements, and transportation challenges can delay the shipment of finished products. Your process must remain agile and focused on the customer, no matter what situation comes your way.

Find out how you're doing

Arm yourself with facts

With a Critical Functions Threat Review, you can:
  • Feel confident you are proactively identifying threats.
  • Avoid lost revenue, reputation damage, and harm to employees.
  • Uncover more agile ways to leverage where you're already spending resources.
  • Embrace opportunities for greater efficiency and strengthen your competitive advantage.
  • Boldly answer inquiries from stakeholders about how prepared you are for the unknown.
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Critical Functions Threat Review

Threat Review
— ESSENTIAL —

Gain general awareness of the key risks you must address and identify the right team to address them.

What you receive:
  • 3 one-hour calls for discovery and analysis
  • Resource guide to assist in preparedness

$3200

Threat Review
— COMPLETE —

Get everything in the Threat Review Essential package plus a written report.

What you receive:
  • 4 one-hour calls for discovery, analysis, and report-review
  • Resource guide to assist in preparedness
  • Executive report with insights on identified vulnerabilities.

$4800

Threat Review
— CONTINUOUS —

Get everything in the Threat Review Complete, plus ongoing support on a quarterly basis.

What you receive:
  • 4 one-hour calls for discovery, analysis, and report-review
  • Resource guide to assist in preparedness
  • Executive report with insights on identified vulnerabilities.
  • Quarterly 90-minute virtual check-ins to be used for Threat Review updates, strategic planning, annual ISO preparation, or ad-hoc assistance.
  • A Critical Functions Certificate of Engagement validating your investment in Total Risk Awareness.

$9000 / year

(average monthly cost of $750)
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Typical Clients
Defense Manufacturers
Aerospace Manufacturers
Smart Machine Manufacturers
UAS Manufacturers
Electronic Chip Manufacturers
Shipping and Logistics Firms
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