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The concept of resilience may seem intuitively clear, but it is daunting from an engineering, design, and management point of view because of its breadth and multifaceted nature. To incorporate resilience thinking into the day-to-day work of a business will require several supporting tools. The five main requirements for a resilience toolkit are as follows:
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P. Sydelko, S. Ronis, and L. Guzowski. “Energy Security as a Wicked Problem—A Foresight Approach to Developing a Grand Strategy for Resilience,” Solutions, 5, no. 5 (September/October 2014): 11–16.
J. Fiksel, Designfor Environment: A Guide to Sustainable Product Development, 2nd ed., McGraw-Hill, 2009.
T. J. Pettit, K. L. Croxton, and J. Fiksel, “Ensuring Supply Chain Resilience: Development and Implementation of an Assessment Tool,” Journal of Business Logistics 34, no. 1 (March 2013): 46–76. Performance volatility was measured by the coefficient of variation (i.e., the ratio of the standard deviation to the mean).
B. Walker, C. S. Holling, S. R. Carpenter, and A. Kinzig, “Resilience, Adaptability and Transformability in Social-Ecological Systems,” Ecology and Society 9 (2004), http://www.ecologyandsociety.org/vol9/iss2/art5/
J. McDaniel and J. Fiksel, “The Lean and Green Supply Chain: A Practical Guide for Materials Managers and Supply Chain Managers to Reduce Costs and Improve Environmental Performance,” US EPA Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, EPA 742-R-00-001, January 2000.
K. J. Arrow, P. Dasgupta, and K.-G. Maler, “Evaluating Projects and Assessing Sustainable Development in Imperfect Economics,” Environmental and Resource Economics 26, no. 4 (2003): 647–685.
P. Kumar, ed., The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity: Ecological and Economic Foundations, Earthscan, 2010.
J. Fiksel, E. Irwin, and M. Gnagey, “Resilience Economics: A Systems Approach,” Proceedings of the NIST-ASCE Workshop on Economics of Community Disaster Resilience, National Institute of Standards and Technology, forthcoming.
Helpful information was provided by Lou Ferretti at IBM.
C. Krosinsky, “How Going Green Can Make You Rich,” Daily Beast, October 16, 2011, http://www.erb.umich.edu/News-and-Events/news-events-docs/11-12/going-green-can-make-you-rich.pdf
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