Explain how disasters and crises affect the logistics of for-profit companies.


Disaster, Crisis, and Recovery Logistics

While the United States Military has a long and successful history of disaster relief, governmentprivate concerns, and non-profits lag behind. The logistics of disaster and recovery are becoming more crucial in an age when speed and accuracy are coveted, and the economy is dependent on complex connections and relationships.

Module 3: Week 2 Discussion Background Readings

Cargo Thieves Target Containers Rushed into U.S. Ahead of Threatened Tariffs (2019)

Resilience360 Analyzes Supply Chain Impacts of the Wuhan Coronavirus (2020)

Emergency Logistics in a Large-Scale Disaster Context: Achievements and Challenges (2019)

Post-Hurricane Supply Chain Adaptability Study (2019)

Donations to Australian Wildfire Victims Swamp Region’s Charity Infrastructure (2020)

Navigating the Logistics of Recovery After Hurricane Dorian (2019)

Modernizing Information Along the Supply Chain for Natural Disaster Response (2020) 

This week’s readings provide information on an array of disaster or crisis scenarios that affect logistics. Find at least one other recent resource for support. For your post:

  • Explain how disasters and crises affect the logistics of for-profit companies.
  • Based on research, determine the two most detrimental aspects of these scenarios.
  • Using the resource beyond this week’s readings, provide a real-world example of a for-profit company that has found a successful solution. (The article should be less than two years old.)

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