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Securing Supply Chains in Times of Crisis

Friday, May 1, 2020 – WEBINAR
9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Eastern

Join the University of Delaware's Saleem H. Ali, an internationally known supply chain expert, for a webinar focused on the vital importance of supply chain security. 

The COVID-19 pandemic has alerted the world to the vital importance of supply chain security of global commodities in a highly interconnected trading system. Minerals are the primary input for a vast range of industries from fertilizers for food production to metals for infrastructure. This seminar will consider how industry, governments and citizens can better plan for supply chain shortages in primary industries and their trickle-up impact on the economy. We will consider a range of supply chain tracking tools and indicators which can be used in times of crisis. Examples from past major disease crisis events such as the Ebola epidemic in Africa will be presented alongside scenario evaluation of future eventualities of major disruptions to global supply chains. The key supply dominance bottlenecks for global commodities will also be presented in terms of their geography and how we can plan for diversification of supply chains to promote resilience in future emergency situations.

Professor Saleem H. Ali is director of the Minerals, Materials and Society Program and Blue and Gold Distinguished Professor of Energy and the Environment at the University of Delaware. He is also a senior fellow at Columbia University's Center on Sustainable Investment. Selected as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in 2011, he also serves on the United Nations International Resource Panel and the Science Panel of the Global Environment Facility, the world's largest mulitilateral trust fund for the environment held in trusteeship by the World Bank. Professor Ali received his doctorate in environmental planning from MIT, a master’s in environmental law and policy from Yale University and a bachelor’s in chemistry, summa cum laude, from Tufts University.


Start: May 1, 2020
9:00 AM
End: May 1, 2020
12:00 PM
University of Delaware

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