He Looks at the Earth
Catastrophe, Recovery, and the Cascadia Earthquake
In this novel-like narrative, key issues of catastrophe preparedness and Supply Chain Resilience are dramatically engaged. What happens when a megathrust and tsunami leaves millions of people trapped between mountains and ocean? More about the book »
Out of the Whirlwind
Supply and Demand after Hurricane Maria
How demand and supply networks in Puerto Rico responded to the impact of Hurricane Maria. Particular attention is given to water, food, and fuel. Both enterprise-level and individual decisions and their operational implications are described.
An online community giving sustained attention to networks, complexity, vulnerabilities, relationships, and resilience.
- Midstream constraintsTrucks, pipelines, barges, and ports get most of my attention. Railways and ocean-going vessels are crucial to discharging upstream capacity and long-distance volumes, but not as vital to the flows I most often follow: consumer-facing food and fuel. Air freight — belly cargo and more — is important to some flows (e.g., fresh fruit, flowers, […]
About Philip J Palin
Philip J. Palin is the son and grandson of grocers, a former college president, and serial entrepreneur who has served as a Supply Chain Resilience subject-matter-expert with the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, Department of Homeland Security, FEMA, and with several states and cities.