WMS research seminar: 'Keeping goods moving in the wake of a major earthquake'

Date Thursday 18 November 2021
Time 12pm - 1pm
Where MSB 4.02 (Waikato Management School) or
Presenter Dr Cécile L'Hermitte (Waikato Management School)
Contact Amanda Wilson
Contact email
Admission Cost Free

Natural hazards disrupt pre-existing transport networks and the delivery of goods needed by businesses and individuals. Since New Zealand is prone to natural hazards, supply chain disruptions are to be expected. It is not a question of if, but when.

However, little is known about the ability of the New Zealand freight system to adapt and recover when parts of the transport network fail.

In this one-hour Waikato Management School research seminar on 18 November, senior lecturer in supply chain management Dr Cécile  L'Hermitte will present her recent qualitative research work investigating the freight disruptions caused by the 2016 Kaikōura earthquake and the subsequent implementation of alternative transport arrangements.

When the infrastructure damage is significant, re-establishing critical connections may not be an option in the short term. To ensure the continuity of their supply chains, Dr L'Hermitte says businesses need to swiftly adjust their freight operations across routes and transport modes.

No RSVP needed to attend this event, please just join us on the day - either in person or via Zoom.

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