Impact of port disruption on supply chains: A Petri net approach

Jasmine Siu Lee Lam, Tsz Leung Yip

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Seaports play the roles as nodes for maritime and multimodal transport in both inbound and outbound logistics processes and as logistical platforms where logistics-related activities occur. These logistical platforms are important and indispensable for the effective and efficient management of flows of materials, products and information in the supply chain management. However, any disruptions at a port can have direct impact on the port's ability to continue operations, therefore affect the supply chains and the parties served by the port. The research devotes to the study of the impact of port disruption on supply chains. It aims to illustrate the application of the Petri Net approach in analysing the impact of port disruption on supply chains and the parties involved. The paper shows that a Petri Net model can provide stepwise processes and an efficient environment for conducting simulation and other analyses on the study topic.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComputational Logistics - Third International Conference, ICCL 2012, Proceedings
Number of pages14
Publication statusPublished - 24 Sep 2012
Event3rd International Conference on Computational Logistics, ICCL 2012 - Shanghai, China
Duration: 24 Sep 201226 Sep 2012

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume7555 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference3rd International Conference on Computational Logistics, ICCL 2012


  • logistics
  • Petri Net
  • port disruption
  • simulation
  • supply chain

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Theoretical Computer Science

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