Managing Humanitarian Logistics

Managing Humanitarian Logistics

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This book discusses emerging themes in the area of humanitarian logistics. It examines how humanitarian logistics and supply chains play a key role, focusing on rapidly delivering the correct amount of goods, people and monetary resources to the locations needed to achieve the success of relief efforts in response to global emergencies such as flood, earthquakes, wars etc. With an increase in the frequency, magnitude and impact of both natural and manmade disasters, effective delivery of humanitarian aid is an issue that is becoming increasingly important in the context of disaster management. The book focuses on how logistics systems and supply chains responsible for delivering this aid from origin to recipients can be made more effective and efficient. It also discusses how the development of information technology systems that can provide visibility to the disaster relief supply chain marks a huge step forward for the humanitarian sector as a whole. As more organizations begin to adopt and implement these systems and visibility is established, the use of key performance indicators will then become essential to further enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of these supply chains.Chapter 1 Humanitarian Logistics and Disaster Management: The Role of Different Stakeholders B.S. Sahay, N. Vinod Chandra ... in Japan in 2011, the Pakistan floods in 2011, the Uttarakhand floods in 2013, Cyclone Phailin in Odisha and Andhra Pradesh in India in ... This article is based on the background paper prepared for the International Conference on Humanitarian Logistics 2013, organized byanbsp;...

Title:Managing Humanitarian Logistics
Author:B.S. Sahay, Sumeet Gupta, Vinod Chandra Menon
Publisher:Springer - 2015-09-10


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