Resilinc Special Report
Hurricane Season Outlook and Supply Chain Preparedness
With the Atlantic hurricane season beginning June 1st and extending to the end of November, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has predicted a 65% chance of an above-average season and a 25% chance for a near-normal season. A major factor in having an above-normal season being due to climate change which includes tropical cyclones with top winds of at least 39 mph and higher. Managing a supply chain in such unfavourable conditions is complicated and can cause severe disruptions such as lost or delayed shipments, port disruptions, cancelled cargo and flights, and an unbalanced supply and demand. Companies that plan ahead of time through supply chain mapping and monitoring can respond efficiently and effectively to these disruptions and avoid impact.