Knowledge Labs: Transporting dangerous goods

September 23, 2021 | Hamilton | Ontario
Contributed by Manish Verma, Associate Professor, Operations Management


Avoiding a Lac Mégantic disaster.

Moving dangerous good by rail is risky, as evidenced by the 2013 Lac Mégantic disaster. How can data improve the safety of rail transportation? Dr. Manish Verma, discusses his data driven technique to create risk profiles and an optimization for rail transportation.

In the latest In the Know, Manish Verma, Associate Professor, Operations Management outlines the process of moving dangerous good shipments by rail.

Knowledge Labs: In the Know is a web series where experts from the DeGroote School of Business offer their insights into current affairs. Keep up with the series.

Manish Verma, Associate Professor, Operations Management

Manish Verma

Associate Professor, Operations Management

Manish Verma is an Associate Professor of Operations Management in the DeGroote School of Business at McMaster University. He has an MBA and a PhD in Business Administration with Operations Management/ Management Science specialization, both from the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University. His research interests are in multimodal transportation of dangerous goods, risk assessment, network design and planning issues in transportation, humanitarian logistics, green supply chain management, and disruption/ resilience in transportation systems. His current research engagements focus on safety and security issues in freight transportation and on humanitarian logistics, and are funded by Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) and Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) grants. His works have been published in leading international journals in transportation, and in operations research. He has been approached by media to comment on railroad accidents of dangerous goods.

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