Whether a supply chain disruption is caused by a lockout, strike, or security incident, it can have ramifications far beyond a single organization. The 2002 lockout of longshoremen at U.S. West Coast ports, and the 2005 truckers’ strike at Port Metro Vancouver, demonstrate this all too well. With this realization, public and private organizations have had to modify their business and security operations.
The Conference Board of Canada’s Centre for National Security took an in-depth look at these disruptions and studied the consequences for supply chain security and resiliency. Keep it Moving: Improving the Resiliency of Global Supply Chains describes the findings, and captures the discussions, of the study tour to the Port of Long Beach, the Port of Los Angeles, and Port Metro Vancouver. The report also outlines a number of lessons and innovations that organizations have taken to minimize the effect of disruptions on supply chains, and ensure port security.