Transport and Covid-19: responses and resources

Resilience Roundtable

Resilience Roundtable
The main focus of the Roundtable was around the trade-off between supply chain resilience and efficiency. In this context approaches to sustainability in supply chain management, innovation and technological development, collaboration and alliances and risk mitigation were investigated.

It is important to balance supply chain efficiency and shippers' ability to pay with the sustainability requirements of society, including the "social licence" to operate and the firm's own corporate social responsibility commitments. Innovation in technology, including IT and the physical hardware of supply chains, and improvements in how supply chains are organised influence both their efficiency and resilience. Increasingly the risks associated with climate change, natural disasters, cyber-crime and labour disputes need to be assessed, audited and mitigated. To mitigate risks certain measures can be put in place ahead of time to accelerate recovery times. Collaboration between stakeholders is the key to recovery from disruption. Innovative ways to operate supply chains, through crowd-shipping, gain-sharing, logistics alliances and the sharing economy may also have the potential to make supply chains more resilient. The Roundtable examineed organisational best practice and innovation to improve the competitiveness and resilience of multimodal supply chains.


Chair's Summary

Alan McKinnon, Kühne Logistics University

Efficiency and Sustainability in Multimodal Supply Chains

Jean-Paul Rodrigue, Hofstra University

The Mitigation of Risk in Resilient Supply Chains

Martin Christopher, Cranfield University

Planning for Efficiency, Risk and Resilience in Supply Chains

Igor Linkov, US Army Corps of Engineers; Carnegie Mellon University; University of Southern Denmark

Innovation and Technology in Multimodal Supply Chains

Lóri Tavasszy, TU Delft

Collaboration in Supply Chain Management: A Resilience Perspective

Ruth Banomyong, Thammasat Business School