Dr. Jarrod Goentzel's PrepTalk, “Aligning Public and Private Supply Chains for Disaster Response”, demonstrates how the private sector has far more capacity to respond 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.
"Responses should incorporate and align with the private sector," said Dr. Goentzel, "which has far more capacity to act." Dr. Goentzel is founder and director of the Humanitarian Supply Chain Lab in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Center for Transportation and Logistics.
- Supply Chain Resilience Guide
- MIT Humanitarian Supply Chain Lab
- MIT MicroMasters Program in Supply Chain Management
- Building Adaptable and Resilient Supply Chains after Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria
- National Business Emergency Operations Center
Dr. Jarrod Goentzel is founder and director of the Humanitarian Supply Chain Lab in the MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics. 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 in a range of contexts engaging public, private, and nonprofit sectors to improve response efforts during emergencies and strengthen supply chains in vulnerable communities. Previously, Dr. Goentzel was Executive Director of the MIT Supply Chain Management Program, a nine-month master’s degree program. He joined MIT in 2003 to establish the Zaragoza Logistics Center in Spain, which was the first node in the MIT Global SCALE Network. He received a Ph.D. in industrial and systems engineering from Georgia Tech.