The lecture introduces the students to the concept of criticality in relationship with supply chain disruptions. With examples from disruptions in a number of supply chains (e.g. including the 2010 REE crisis), the concept of resilience is introduced. Various types of disruptions are introduced that relate to supply and demand of critical materials.
- Understanding of the basics of resilience
- Understanding when a supply chain can be disrupted
- Comprehending the basic types of disruptions and the context in which they take place
- Analysing historical trends of disruption for less prevalent metals, and the role of stakeholders in determining such disruptions