Pecans in Peril: A Supply Chain Lesson From Hurricane Michael

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Bernie Donachie, Protiviti Managing Director

Natural disasters may be local and short-lived, but the devastation they cause can reverberate through the global supply chain for years. The time to be thinking about business continuity is long before a disaster strikes.

In this article, Protiviti Managing Director Bernie Donachie illustrates this point by discussing the supply chain effects of Hurricane Michael, a Category 4 storm that destroyed $1.2 billion in crops – mostly pecans, peanuts and cotton, which were still in the fields, ripe and ready for harvesting.

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