Workshop Examines Security of the Supply Chain

Posted: March 6, 2003 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Amy Biderman

The School of Public Policy (SPP) and the Council of Logistics Management (CLM) will host a workshop on maximizing supply chain preparedness March 10-11 at the Arlington Campus.

Industry and government are concerned with preparing for the effects of disrupted productivity and services in the event of a crisis. Based on CLM-sponsored research, experts from industry, SPP, the World Bank, and the U.S. Departments of Commerce and Defense, will explore necessary guidelines to achieve preparedness in the supply chain–from raw materials and manufacturers to retailers and consumers.

Jonathan Gifford, professor of public policy, will participate in a panel examining the preparedness of the transportation infrastructure and its carrier customers. The panel will discuss multimodal transportation, regulations, use of technology, and ways public policy affects the carriers and infrastructure. A second panel will examine differences between the public and private sector in preparedness planning.

Workshop participants can select one of two exercises designed to guide them through the five stages of preparation: planning, mitigation, detection, response, and recovery. Results of the exercises will be compiled and shared so participants can create a preparedness plan.

To register for the workshop, click here.

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