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Researchers at the MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics (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.

Most recently, CTL has become part of the DHS-funded Center of Excellence, "The National Center for Secure and Resilient Maritime Commerce" with a focus on developing resilient and secure ports. .


Reports and Publications of the project ..... (please contact Jim Rice at <jrice@mit.edu> if you would like more information or possibly a copy of these publications).

"Development of a Statewide Freight System Resiliency Plan"
Project Report, July 23, 2008 by Dr. Chris Caplice and James B. Rice, Jr.

"Resilience: What it is and how to achieve it"
Congressional Testimony, May 6, 2008 by Prof. Yossi Sheffi
Washington, D.C.
The House Committee on Homeland Security
“The Resilient Homeland – Broadening the Homeland Security Strategy”

"100% Container Scanning: Security Policy Implications for Global Supply Chains" MIT Thesis by Allison C. Bennett and Yi Zhuan Chin, June 2008

"How Risk Management Can Secure Your Business" by Jim Rice, MIT and Bill Tenney, Target Corporation, published in Supply Chain Strategy, June 2007

"Rethinking Security" by Jim Rice, published in Logistics Management, May 2007

"Give Your Transborder Supply Chain a Strategic Lift" by Jim Rice, MIT and Philip Spayd, Global Trade Systems, published in Supply Chain Strategy, February 2007

"Assessing Cargo Supply Risk" by Dan Purtell, First Advantage Corp. and Jim Rice, MIT, in Security Management (Summer 2006 and online)

"A Supply Chain View of the Resilient Enterprise" ,by Yossi Sheffi and James B. Rice, Jr. published in Sloan Management Review, Fall 2005

The Resilient Enterprise - Sheffi, MIT Press, October 2005

"Investing in Supply Chain Security - Collateral Benefits" by James B. Rice, Jr., MIT and Philip Spayd, Global Trade Systems, published by The IBM Center for the Business of Government, May 2005

"Supply Chain Management under the Threat of International Terrorism" by Yossi Sheffi, published in the International Journal of Logistics Management (v12, no. 2, 2001)

"Supply Chain Response to Terrorism: Creating Resilient & Secure Supply Chains" Interim Report An report of progress and observations of this research through Auust, 2003.

"Building a Secure and Resilient Supply Network" article in Supply Chain Management Review, September-October 2003 buy James B. Rice, Jr. and Federico Caniato reviews some of the findings of the project team in terms of creating secure and resilient supply networks.

"Supply Chain Response to Global Terrorism: A Situation Scan" paper describing project progress through March, 2003 and as submitted to the EurOMA-POMS Conference in Como, Italy June, 2003. Federico Caniato gave this presentation on the paper at the conference on June 17, 2003.

The work was generously funded by the MIT Integrated Supply Chain Management (ISCM) Program, the University Transportation Center (UTC) Program, and The Cambridge-MIT Institute.


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Comments and questions to Christopher A. Barajas