Consequence Assessment for Complex Food Transportation Systems Facing Catastrophic Disruptions
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"This white paper describes our research on vulnerability assessment for complex transportation system facing catastrophic disruptions. The proposed methods attempt to understand the consequences of disruptions to major freight transportation systems, where the consequences are measured here in the limited sense of increased supply chain costs. A case study applying the ideas to the US corn export supply chain is provided. The paper explains how the dataset for the corn network is constructed from public data sources and presents the results of an example assessment, focusing on a set of dams and locks on the Mississippi River System."
This article appeared in Homeland Security Affairs (April 2012), supplement 4, article 5
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