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TRB Webinar: The supply chain and COVID-19

COVID-19 has had a profound impact on supply chains for many different critical products, both in the United States and worldwide. The pandemic has created major changes in freight flows and has challenged the ability to deliver products to companies and consumers within the needed time frame. This has perhaps most acutely become an issue an issue for both medical supplies and food delivery. TRB is hosting a webinar on Wednesday, April 8, 2020, from 2:00 to 3:30 PM Eastern that will explore the impacts of COVID-19 on the supply chain and logistics industries. Presenters will discuss lessons learned from past freight transportation and supply chain disruptions, identify research that has been done to address resilience in the supply chain, describe how to mitigate the economic impacts of these disruptions, and provide commentary on current supply chain disruptions due to COVID-19. Registration is now open.

There is no fee to attend this webinar. However, sign into MyTRB.org to view registration information.

Webinar Participants

Moderated by: Mike Meyer, WSP

  • Principal Investigator for NCFRP Research Report 39: Freight Transportation Resilience in Response to Supply Chain Disruptions

Paul Bingham, IHS Markit

  • Expert in supply chain logistics, freight transportation, and transportation economics

Anne Strauss-Wieder, North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority

  • Expert in supply chain and freight movement, transportation policy, and maritime transportation

Webinar Outline

  1. How the supply chain industry has responded to past disruptions
  2. Lessons learned from past disruptions and best practices for a resilient supply chain
  3. How supply chain and logistics managers can respond to disruptions from COVID-19
  4. Question and answer session

The first 60 minutes of the webinar will be for presentations and the final 30 minutes will be reserved for audience questions.

There will be no credits awarded for this webinar.

Resources about supply chain and logistics from TRB:
NCFRP Research Report 39: Freight Transportation Resilience in Response to Supply Chain Disruptions
E-Circular E-C259: International Transportation and Economic Development Conference 2018
TR News article: Supply Chain Business Continuity
TR News article: Aviation’s Evolving Role in a Changing Climate

Learning Objectives:
At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  1. Determine how to improve supply chain resilience
  2. Identify how the United States can more effectively address supply chain issues associated with COVID-19
  3. List resources from the Transportation Research Board about how to find more information

Registration is available until just before the webinar starts. Once the webinar starts, you will be unable to submit your registration. Individuals that are registered for a webinar but do not receive their confirmation emails due to their organization’s internal firewalls should contact the TRB Helpdesk for assistance in signing in.

Registration questions? Contact Reggie Gillum.

This Summary Last Modified On: 3/30/2020

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