Logistics & Supply Chain Industry Agenda Council Final Report 2010-2011
The World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Councils and Industry Agenda Councils are unique multistakeholder groups that convene relevant thought leaders from academia, government, business and other fields to capture the best knowledge on key issues and integrate them into global collaboration and decision-making processes.
For 2010-2011, the Forum’s Logistics & Supply Chain Industry Agenda Council discussed many issues facing the logistics industry and global supply chains. Council Members also participated in cross-Council discussions on trade, climate change, catastrophic risk and consumer trends. This was conducted through bimonthly conference calls and at the three-day Summit on the Global Agenda in Dubai in November 2010.
This report includes a summary of the Council’s key insights and recommendations as well as contributions from various Council Members on some of the topics that the Logistics & Supply Chain Industry Agenda Council discussed throughout the 2010-2011 term. One of the main focuses of the Council’s discussions during the year was on supply chain risk, especially in the wake of massive disruptions to transport networks and supply chains due to natural disasters. This includes not only the earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan in March 2011, but also the volcanic ash cloud in Europe and such terror threats as parcel bombs in Yemen and piracy off the coast of Somalia.