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Supply Chain Matters Update Three- The Effects of Hurricane Sandy on the U.S. Northeast

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We pen this posting on the eve of the sixth day since the unprecedented hurricane and massive northeast storm impacted the northeast coastal region of the United States. The densely populated U.S. states of New Jersey and New York were directly in the storm path and suffered the most in many human and other dimensions. The headline pertaining to the multi-industry supply chain disruption thus far reflects on the effects of a continued lack of widespread electrical power, continuing interruptions in petroleum, transportation and retail focused supply chains.  Keep in mind that in our coverage of previous natural disasters of this magnitude, it takes a certain amount of days for the true impact to make its way among the various tiers of industry supply chains. Thus, by traditional measurements, we are still early in the true assessment process. To date, state and federal agencies have placed top priority on restoring […]