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 four million plus people trapped between mountains and ocean? More about the book »

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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.

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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.