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Alan McKinnon – Professor of Logistics

Supply chain risk and resilience

Building supply chain resilience: a review of challenges and strategies
Paper

McKinnon, A.C. Report commissioned by the OECD / International Transport Forum for the Joint APEC – ITF Supply Chain Resilience Workshop in Christchurch, New Zealand. 26-28 March (2014) 24pp

For several decades, textbooks, articles and consultancy reports in supply chain management (SCM) have expounded the virtues of low inventory, just-in-time delivery, single-sourcing, centralization and tightly-coupled processes. Heeding their advice, many companies have effectively implemented this ‘lean’ approach and managed to achieve impressive cost savings and productivity gains. ...

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Adaptive logistics: preparing logistical systems for climate change
Paper

McKinnon, A.C. and Kreie, A.. In: Proceedings of the Annual Logistics Research Network Conference 2010. Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport / University of Leeds, Leeds (2010)

This paper outlines what is likely to become a major new field of logistics research, focusing on the adaptation of logistical systems and supply chains to climate change. This research will essentially reverse the traditional causality of green logistics research, which examines the effects of logistical activities on the environment, ... ...

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Life without trucks: the impact of a temporary disruption of road freight transport on a national economy
Paper

McKinnon, A.C. in Journal of Business Logistics, 27 (2): 227-250 (2006)

This paper presents the results of a macro-level assessment of the impact of a catastrophic failure of a country’s road transport system. The main purpose of the research was to illustrate, to government officials, company management and the wider public, the dependence of the UK economy on the road freight sector. ...

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Supply chain vulnerability
Report

Christopher, M., McKinnon, A, Sharp, J, Wilding, R., Peck, H., Chapman, P., Jüttner, U., Bolumole, Y. Cranfield University Research Report, Cranfield (2002)

A consortium led by Cranfield University and including Heriot-University and the Business Continuity Institute were commissioned by the UK Government in 2001 to conduct research on the vulnerability of supply chains. This was prompted by a series of recent events, including the Kobe earthquake, the 9/11 terrorist attack and the ‘fuel price ... ...

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