Guidance to public and private stakeholders on mitigating and adapting to logistical disruptions to supply chains resulting from regional, multi-regional, and national adverse events, both unanticipated and anticipated, is provided in NCFRP (National Cooperative Freight Research Program) Research Report 39: Freight Transportation Resilience in Response to Supply Chain Disruptions.
The report makes a significant contribution to the body of knowledge on freight transportation and system resiliency and also includes a self-assessment tool that allows users to identify the current capability of their organization and institutional collaboration in preparing for and responding to supply chain disruptions.
Disruptions to the supply chain and their aftermath can have serious implications for both public agencies and companies. When significant cargo delays or diversions occur, the issues facing the public sector can be profound. Agencies must gauge the potential impact of adverse events on their transportation system, economy, community, and the resources necessary for preventive and remedial actions, even though the emergency could be thousands of miles away.
Increasing temporary or short-term cargo-handling capacity may involve a combination of regulatory, informational, and physical infrastructure actions, as well as coordination across jurisdictional boundaries and between transportation providers and their customers. For companies, concerns can include such issues as ensuring employee safety, supporting local community health, maintaining customer relationships when products and goods are delayed, and ultimately preserving the financial standing of the company.
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2019. Freight Transportation Resilience in Response to Supply Chain Disruptions. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. https://doi.org/10.17226/25463.
|Part 1 - Improving Freight Transportation Resilience in Response to Supply Chain Disruptions||7-8|
|Chapter 1 - Research Motivation and Approach||9-12|
|Chapter 2 - System Performance and Supply Chain Resiliency: Review of the Literature||13-31|
|Chapter 3 - System Resiliency Scenarios and Case Studies||32-35|
|Chapter 4 - Synthesis of Results of Case Studies and Interviews||36-55|
|Chapter 5 - Analysis Tools and Models for Supply Chain Resilience||56-69|
|Chapter 6 - Guidance for Stakeholder Mitigation and Adaptation of Supply Chains to Disruption||70-73|
|Chapter 7 - Implementing the Results of This Research||74-75|
|Chapter 8 - Future Research||76-79|
|Chapter 9 - Conclusion||80-81|
|Appendix A - Inland Waterway/Locks Scenario 5||88-98|
|Appendix B - Responding to Surge in Freight Traffic Caused by Military Deployments||99-109|
|Appendix C - Case Study of Grain Supply Chain from Illinois to New Orleans||110-116|
|Part 2 - Guidance for Stakeholders to Mitigate and Adapt to Disruptions on Supply Chains||117-118|
|Chapter 1 - Introduction||119-120|
|Chapter 2 - Supply Chains and Resilience: Definitions||121-123|
|Chapter 3 - Supply Chains and Resilience: Stakeholder Roles||124-125|
|Chapter 4 - Characteristics of Disruptions||126-129|
|Chapter 5 - Framework for Making Supply Chains More Resilient||130-132|
|Chapter 6 - Step-by-Step Guidance for a Supply Chain Resilience Self-Assessment||133-140|
|Chapter 7 - Strategies for Enhancing Supply Chain/Transportation System Resilience||141-148|
|Chapter 8 - Bringing It Together||149-154|
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