Philip Palin, Supply Chain subject matter expert, discusses the threats to the West coast's supply chain and strategies to prevent, mitigate, and recover from them during the 2020 ReImagined San Diego Senior Leadership Seminar.
Philip Palin is the son and grandson of grocers, a former college president, and serial entrepreneur who has served as a Supply Chain Resilience subject matter expert with the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, Department of Homeland Security, FEMA, and with several states and cities. He has researched and engaged a wide range of extreme events including the 2011 Triple Disaster in Japan, Superstorm Sandy in 2012, Hurricane Haiyan (Yolanda) in 2013, Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria during 2017, and Hurricanes Florence, Michael, and Yutu during 2018. He works with federal, state, local and private sector leaders to prepare for and respond to complex wide-area catastrophic events involving dense populations. He is the author of several books and articles, including Push and Pull in Catastrophes in the forthcoming autumn/winter edition of the Journal of Critical Infrastructure Policy. He currently teaches, researches, and consults on strategy, leadership, and decision-making. Clients are concentrated in retail, wholesale, transportation, homeland security, crisis management, higher education, and defense sectors.