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PrepTalks: Dr. Jarrod Goentzel "Aligning Public and Private Supply Chains for Disaster Response"

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Symposium date: September 6, 2018

In his PrepTalk, Dr. Jarrod Goentzel demonstrates how the private sector has far more capacity to respond to emergencies than the public sector, explains the role of emergency managers in supporting private sector supply chain restoration, and shows how analysis of supply chains can help with strategic and tactical preparedness and operational collaboration during a crisis. 

Dr. Jarrod Goentzel is founder and director of the Humanitarian Supply Chain Lab in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Center for Transportation and Logistics (CTL). His research focuses on meeting human needs in resource-constrained settings through better supply chain management, information systems, and decision support technology. Dr. Goentzel leads fieldwork with the public, private, and nonprofit sectors to improve response efforts during emergencies and to strengthen supply chains in vulnerable communities.

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