What is this paper about?

Hurricane Maria has been described as having the winds of Hurricane Irma and the flooding of Harvey, leaving enormous damage in its path. Puerto Rico plays host to many companies from a variety of industries and it’s important to look at the impact of this storm to your supply chain operations . With several major storms hitting the United States and surrounding regions in such a short time, it now falls upon proactive supply chain professionals to assess and mitigate the supply chain risks facing their companies before it is too late . The objective of this whitepaper is to inspect the potential supply chain impacts of Hurricane Maria as more information comes out of Puerto Rico, rooted in observed and confirmed disruptions. Now is high time for supply chain practitioners to consider its potential impact and conduct proper due diligence to ensure their supply chain operations are adequately prepared . Given the time-sensitive nature of this topic, this whitepaper aims for a concise assessment of Hurricane Maria to guide your next steps . This whitepaper, leveraging publicly available sources and Resilinc’s supplier data repository, will examine at a high level:
> Hurricane Maria, its severity and path, and critical storm details

> Regions of confirmed impact (Caribbean Islands & Puerto Rico), the industrial significance of these regions to the supply chain, and observed damages/ disruptions thus far

> Insights gleaned from Resilinc’s mapped supplier data repository

Resilinc conducted a customer collaboration session amond customers to share information, best practices and next steps in event response. Check out the slides from our overview of Hurricane Maria and recommended actions here.

Check out Resilinc's Ultimate Guide to Supply Chain Resiliency Program to plan your next steps in event response.