MIT experts develop tool to help supply chain managers mitigate disruptions

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are developing a tool that will help companies handle global supply chain disruptions caused by calamities and natural disasters. By using the technology, companies can access a global map of their suppliers and see the costs of damage incurred during a disruption. "When a disaster happens, we want companies to instantly see a map of the potential impacts and how they might be mitigated," said Bruce Arntzen, a senior research director with MIT's supply chain management program.

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