Philip J. Palin is the author of Out of the Whirlwind: Supply and Demand after Hurricane Maria and many other publications. After a career in international and online education, entrepreneurship, and consulting, since 2008 Phil has worked to advance supply chain resilience. The son and grandson of grocers, Palin is especially focused on maintaining flows of water, food, pharmaceuticals, medical goods, and fuel in catastrophic contexts.
Is it possible to prepare a supply chain for a once-in-a-lifetime catastrophic event? A new framework could help engage supply chain professionals in the process of identifying where there are vulnerabilities and how they could respond.