JDR Vol.7 No.4 pp. 344-348
doi: 10.20965/jdr.2012.p0344


Ideal Interoperability of Logistics that Enhance Resilience of Supply Chains Based on PPP (Public-Private Partnership)

Kenji Watanabe

Graduate School of Social Engineering, Nagoya Institute of Technology, Gokiso-cho, Showa-ku, Nagoya, Aichi 466-8555, Japan

April 17, 2012
April 20, 2012
June 1, 2012
interoperability, modal shift, resilience, PPP (Public-Private Partnership)
The business impacts with the Great East Japan Earthquake to the society reflected not only in tangible areas but also in intangible areas such as supply chains and functionalities of urban cities. This note discusses increasing vulnerability of our networked society and also need for establishing interoperability of logistics realized by flexible modal shifts among different transportation methods. In the process of the discussions, necessity for PPP (Public-Private Partnership) is considered with two case studies from the United States and the United Kingdom. In the last, the way forward to establish a flexible logistics-based resilience in major supply chains is proposed to prepare for incoming disasters.
Cite this article as:
K. Watanabe, “Ideal Interoperability of Logistics that Enhance Resilience of Supply Chains Based on PPP (Public-Private Partnership),” J. Disaster Res., Vol.7 No.4, pp. 344-348, 2012.
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