Assessment of Supply Chain Vulnerability to Earthquake Risks

Jun Nakatani

The University of Tokyo

Jun Nakatani is Assistant Professor of Department of Urban Engineering at the University of Tokyo. His background is environmental system engineering. The scope of his research includes environmental impacts of supply chains and recycling systems. In particular, he has published a number of papers on plastic recycling system. LCA (life cycle assessment) is the core methodological tool in his studies, but MFA (material flow analysis), IOA (input–output analysis), multi-criteria optimization tools such as MILP (mixed-integer linear programming), and tools for consumer preference assessment such as CA (conjoint analysis) and CV (contingent valuation) are also applied to design environmentally-friendly and socially-acceptable recycling systems. Recently, he has expanded the scope of his research to analysis of supply chain risks. He has published in peer-reviewed journals such as Omega; Resources, Conservation and Recycling; Sustainability; Journal of Industrial Ecology; International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment; Waste Management; and Journal of Environmental Management. He also serves as vice-chairman of the 13th Biennial International Conference on EcoBalance, which will be held in October 2018.


Owing to the growing number of risk factors that can be triggered by natural and manmade disasters, management of disruption risks in supply chains has become increasingly significant. The Great East Japan Earthquake in 2011... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Jun Nakatani (The University of Tokyo)
  2. Hideaki Kurishima (Shibaura Institute of Technology)
  3. Kiyotaka Tahara (National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology)
  4. Yuki Kudoh (National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology)
  5. Ichiro Daigo (The University of Tokyo)
  6. Yuichi Moriguchi (The University of Tokyo)

Topic Areas

• Complexity, resilience and sustainability , • Sustainability and resilience metrics , • Advances in methods (e.g., life cycle assessment, social impact assessment, resilience a


MS-12 » Materials Criticality and Resilience 1 (11:45 - Monday, 26th June, Room I)

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