Learning from H.I.M. (Harvey, Irma, Maria): Preliminary Impressions for Supply Chain Resilience [open pdf - 951KB]
"The 2017 Atlantic hurricane season challenged critical infrastructure and key resources across a wide area. Harvey, Irma, and Maria each exposed different aspects of how density, dependencies, and distance impact expression of risk. Each event was dramatically different in terms of context, inputs, and outputs. But taken together this real-world stress-test of engineered systems, supply chains, and related networks offered helpful strategic insights. Survivor-facing lifelines are complex adaptive systems that tend to resist command-and-control, but are often predisposed to resilience, and can be influenced by effectively targeted choices. The author outlines several key factors that decision-makers should monitor to inform their choices."
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Homeland Security Affairs Journal: http://www.hsaj.org/
Homeland Security Affairs (September 2018), v.14, article 7