Resilinc Special Report
Disaster-Proofing Supply Chains: Insights from Japan's Earthquake Impacts
On New Year’s Day, a 7.4 magnitude earthquake struck western Japan, leading to damaged infrastructure, power outages, and tragic losses of life. The quake, followed by a tsunami and fires, worsened the situation, impacting transportation and shipping. The seismic event disrupted key manufacturing and distribution hubs, causing a ripple effect across various industries worldwide. Semiconductor supply chains were strained with Kaga Toshiba Electronics, GlobalWafers, and more temporarily halting production to assess the damage. Multiple pharmaceutical companies have also confirmed damages, and ongoing road closures and aftershocks are expected to prolong recovery efforts.
In this in-depth report, gain invaluable insights into the earthquake’s impact on production, shipping costs, trade routes, and the global supply chain, along with the next steps and solutions to mitigate impacts.