Prof. Alan McKinnon: Q&A Session – Impact of COVID-19 crisis on logistics systems and supply chains

Prof. Alan McKinnon, Kühne Logistics University (KLU)

Impact of COVID-19 Crisis on Logistics Systems and Supply Chains

KLU organizes free Q&A sessions on the Corona crisis on Thursdays. The event is organized in English. You may check the schedule on KLU’s website.

On 30 April, Prof. McKinnon provided answers to topical questions such as:

  • Why were companies’ supply chains not adequately prepared to deal with Covid19 crisis?
  • What has been the impact of Covid19 on the logistics work-force?
  • How big an impact has the coronavirus crisis had on freight traffic levels?

Download McKinnon’s presentation, here.

Download McKinnon’s updated list of relevant information sources for the topical questions, here.


Prof. Alan McKinnon

Alan McKinnon is Professor of Logistics at Kühne Logistics University.

McKinnon has an MA degree in geography and an MSc in transportation studies. His PhD was one of the first undertaken in the UK on logistics. In 2014, he was appointed an Emeritus Professor of Heriot-Watt University. McKinnon has and has had visiting professorships at universities in Australia, Malaysia, Sweden, the UK, China and South Africa.

Over the past four decades, McKinnon has actively promoted the development of logistics in academic, industrial and government circles. He has conducted around sixty studies on a broad spectrum of logistics topics for numerous public and private sector organizations. He has published extensively in the logistics and transport literature and is currently on the editorial boards of five logistics and transport journals. McKinnon has received several awards for his long term contribution to the development of logistics knowledge. Read more here:

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