Freight Transportation Resilience in Response to Supply Chain Disruptions

This report provides guidance for stakeholders to plan for, mitigate, and adapt to disruptions to supply chains with the aim of enhancing freight transportation system resilience. Disruptions are primarily defined as unplanned and unanticipated events that affect the normal flow of goods and operations in supply chains and transportation networks. This definition is, in certain cases, extended to include planned events, such as the planned shutdown of locks for maintenance that affect the normal flow of goods and operations in a supply chain. The project consisted of two research phases. Phase 1 included a robust literature review and the development of supply chain scenarios reflecting a range of market, transportation corridor, and disruption contexts. Phase 2 analyzed each identified commodity corridor scenario, interviewed supply chain stakeholders, and examined the application of analysis tools and freight models for better understanding the dynamics of supply chain responses to system disruptions. A stakeholder guidance document for supply chain disruptions was prepared and is published as a separate document.


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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Edition: Prepublication Draft
  • Features: Appendices; Bibliography; Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 156p
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  • Accession Number: 01704703
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780309493314
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: May 17 2019 10:15AM