What is Supply Chain Resilience?

Researchers at MIT CTL conducted studies on how supply chains are impacted by disruptions such as terrorist attacks, natural disasters, and logistics failures. More recently, this has expanded into supply chain risk management, supply chain security, and port resilience and security.

Conducted by Prof. Yossi Sheffi and Jim Rice, the project resulted in rich content that has been published in a number of articles and books.

CTL currently serves as an integral member of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Center of Excellence - The National Center for Secure & Resilient Maritime Commerce where the focus is on making ports resilient. Additionally, CTL researchers are studying ways to make supply chains more resilient by considering various threats that range from cargo theft to counterfeit materials. This includes studies suggested and funded by CTL partners as well as those initiated by members of the research team.

What are the key benefits?

Participants in the various studies are able to access early versions of the reports and engage one-on-one with researchers. Custom studies may be conducted as well.

How to participate

Companies may participate by volunteering to support ongoing research initiatives within the project or by suggesting and funding new studies in this area. 

Key members of the team

Deputy Director, MIT CTL

Kai Trepte, trepte@mit.edu, Research Associate
√ėyvind Berle, berle@mit.edu, Visiting Student