Humanitarian Logistics: Meeting the Challenge of Preparing for and Responding to Disasters

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Humanitarian Logistics examines the challenges facing those whose role it is to organize and distribute resources in difficult situations. This multi-contributor volume includes insights from some of the world's leading experts in disaster relief. It examines key issues including warehousing, procurement, and funding. 

With particular focus on pre-disaster preparation rather than post-disaster assistance, Humanitarian Logistics provides current thinking as well as best ...

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Overview

Humanitarian Logistics examines the challenges facing those whose role it is to organize and distribute resources in difficult situations. This multi-contributor volume includes insights from some of the world's leading experts in disaster relief. It examines key issues including warehousing, procurement, and funding. 

With particular focus on pre-disaster preparation rather than post-disaster assistance, Humanitarian Logistics provides current thinking as well as best practice for those who need to understand the many challenges and the ways to respond effectively.

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"[F]eatures a reader-friendly layout with numerous tables and bullet points."  -Book News, Inc.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780749462468
  • Publisher: Kogan Page, Ltd.
  • Publication date: 5/28/2011
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 298
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Prof. Martin Christopher has worked in logistics education and research for 40 years and previously headed the department of Demand Chain Management at Cranfield University.

Dr. Peter Tatham is a leading international researcher in the field of humanitarian logistics and a Senior Lecturer in Logistics and Supply Network Management at Griffith University in Australia.  He previously taught Defense Logistics at Cranfield University. 

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Table of Contents

Introduction
Martin Christopher (Marketing and Logistics, Cranfield School of Management) and Peter Tatham (Human Systems and Military and Humanitarian Logistics, Cranfield School of Management)

1 Risky business: what humanitarians can learn from business logisticians – and vice versa
Paul D Larson (Supply Chain Management, University of Manitoba)

2 Impacts of funding systems on humanitarian operations
Tina Wakolbinger (Fogelman College of Business and Economics, University of Memphis) and Fuminori Toyasaki (School of Administrative Studies, York University)

3 The importance of information technology in humanitarian supply chains: Opportunities and challenges in the Helios project
Martijn Blansjaar (Logistics and Supply, OXFAM GB) and Charl van der Merwe (Safety Management Systems, Oxfam International)

4 Humanitarian logistics metrics: where we are and how we might improve
Peter Tatham and Kate Hughes (Managerial Decision-making in Humanitarian Supply Chain Response, Macquarie Graduate School of Management)

5 Humanitarian logistics and the cluster approach: Global shifts and the US perspective
Nezih Altay (Operations Management, DePaul University) and Melissa Labonte (Political Science, Fordham University)

6 The 2004 Thailand tsunami reviewed: Lessons learned
Stephen Pettit (Logistics and Humanitarian Aid Delivery, Cardiff-Cranfield Humanitarian Logistics Initiative), Anthony Beresford (Transport and Shipping Research Group, Cardiff Business School), Michael Whiting (Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply, and Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport) and Ruth Banomyong (International Business, Logistics, and Transport Management of Commerce and Accountancy, Thammasat University)

7 The journey to humanitarian supply management: An African perspective
Paul SN Buatsi (Omega Strategic Resources Ltd and HUMLOG Group)

8 Humanitarian logistics in the United States: Supply chain systems for responding to domestic disasters Jarrod Goentzel (Supply Chain Management, MIT) and Karen Spens (Supply Chain Management and Corporate Geography, Hanken School of Economics)

9 The supply network’s role as an enabler of development
Deb Ellis (Supply Chain Consulting, Carpenter Ellis)

10 Humanitarian logistics professionalism
David Moore (Centre for Defense Acquisition, Cranfield University) and David Taylor (Centre for Defense Acquisition, Cranfield University)

11 Humanitarian logistics: A cultural perspective
Rachel Dowty (Disaster Science and Management, Louisiana Statye University)

12 The impossible interface? Combining humanitarian logistics and military supply chain capabilities
Jersey Seipel (Humanitarian Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Massey University and University of Sydney)

13 Disaster agencies and military forces – not such strange bedfellows after all
Tim Cross (Retired Major General, British Army)

14 So where next? Developments in humanitarian logistics
Gyöngyi Kovács (Humanitarian Logistics and Supply Chain Institute, Hanken School of Economics and Finnish National Defence University)

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