Emergency Petroleum Supply Chains
Technical Report,14 Aug 2017,15 Jun 2018
ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLLEGE FORT LEAVENWORTH KS FORT LEAVENWORTH United States
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The complexity of emergency supply chains represents challenges towards their efficiency and effectiveness during disaster response. Petroleum is a key commodity distributed by emergency supply chains, to offset petroleum shortages caused by a catastrophic incident. Safeguarding petroleum supply distribution is an economic interest of the National Security Strategy and is addressed by the National Response Framework through the core capability of Logistics and Supply Chain Management. Leveraging this core capability is coordinated through the Emergency Support Function 12 Energy to facilitate the restoration of petroleum supply chains and return communities to a sense of normalcy after a disaster. During Hurricane Sandy, petroleum supply was severely disrupted requiring the necessity of emergency petroleum supply chains. To assess emergency petroleum supply chains during Hurricane Sandy, a Center of Gravity COG analysis is applied to ascertain the critical capabilities, critical requirements, and critical vulnerabilities. As an alternative approach towards reducing the complexity of emergency supply chains, the goal of the application is to demonstrate how the COG concept can assist in future disaster-based planning and response.
- Civil Defense
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies