Natural disasters and supply chain risk management

Past event — 2 September 2015

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Dr. Susana Pereira

Associate Professor

Fundação Getulio Vargas


This research aimed at understanding how Brazilian organizations, located in areas affected by natural disasters were impacted in their supply chain, how they act to mitigate risk and what are their roles during the event. Based on documentary analysis, the study identified the major events that happened in Brazil between 2003 and 2012 and the most affected supply chains, as well as key players during the disaster and the greatest impacts on economic activities. The results suggest that natural disasters are still not considered in the risk management by companies, despite the effects on their activities.

About the presenter

Dr. Pereira is Associate Professor of Operations and Supply Chain Management at Fundação Getulio Vargas in São Paulo, Brazil (FGV-EAESP). She holds a Doctor degree in Business Administration from Fundação Getulio Vargas in São Paulo, a Master of Science in Construction Management from the University of Birmingham in England, and a Bachelor’s Degree of Civil Engineering from Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso do Sul in Brazil. She is currently working as Head of the Department of Operations Management at FGV-EAESP, Scientific Coordinator of International Production, Logistics and Operations Management Symposium (SIMPOI), member of the Scientific Committee of Operations Management Division of the Annual Meeting of the National Graduate Association (EnANPAD), and member of the Editorial Board of Journal of Operations and Supply Chain Management (JOSCM). Dr. Pereira also works as a researcher for the Center for Excellence in Logistics and Supply Chain (GVcelog) and Global Manufacturing Research Group (GMRG). Her academic experience includes participation in the Annual Faculty Development in International Business at University of South Carolina in 2015, Global Colloquium on Participant-Centered Learning program at Harvard Business School in 2011, International Teachers Programme at Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi in 2009, extension programs in Microeconomics of Competitiveness at FGV-EAESP in 2005 and in Case Writing Workshop at University of Western Ontario in 2004. Her main research interests are in supply chain risk management, services supply chain, and humanitarian logistics.

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About the Seminar

The KLU research seminar series is a regular meeting of PhD students, Post-Docs and professors who conduct research in the field of logistics and supply chain management. The research seminar is open to the public and we happily welcome guests.