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

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Humanitarian Logistics examines the key challenges facing those whose role it is to organize and distribute resources in the most difficult of situations. This multi-contributor title includes insights from some of the world's leading experts in humanitarian logistics. 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 ...

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Overview

Humanitarian Logistics examines the key challenges facing those whose role it is to organize and distribute resources in the most difficult of situations. This multi-contributor title includes insights from some of the world's leading experts in humanitarian logistics. 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 ways to respond effectively in this crucial area.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780749470876
  • Publisher: Kogan Page, Ltd
  • Publication date: 10/28/2014
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 240

Meet the Author

Peter Tatham is a leading international researcher in the field of humanitarian logistics.  He is currently Professor of Humanitarian Logistics at Griffith University in Australia and previously taught Defense Logistics at Cranfield University.
 
Martin Christopher has worked in logistics education and research for 40 years and previously headed the department of Demand Chain Management at Cranfield University.

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Table of Contents

List of figures and tables
List of contributors

Introduction
Peter Tatham and Martin Christopher

01 An improvement process for process improvement: quality and accountability in humanitarian logistics
Paul Larson, University of Manitoba
Abstract
Humanitarian logistics
Process management
The need for standards
Standards in humanitarian relief
Issues about standards
A process for process improvement
Summary
References
Appendices

02 Impacts of funding systems on humanitarian operations
Tina Wakolbinger, Vienna University of Economics and Business, and Fuminori Toyasaki, York University, Canada
Abstract
Introduction
Structure of funding systems
Impacts of fi nancial fl ows on disaster response
Incentives provided by donors
Summary and recommendations
Acknowledgement
References

03 Information technology in humanitarian supply chains
Martijn Blansjaar, Oxfam GB, and Fraser Stephens, HELIOS Foundation
Abstract
Introduction
HELIOS in Oxfam
HELIOS in the sector
Meeting the challenge
Conclusion/need for further research
References

04 Cracking the humanitarian logistic coordination challenge: some pointers from the International Search and Rescue Advisory Group and the Foreign Medical Teams
Peter Tatham, Griffith University, Australia, and Karen Spens, Hanken School of Economics, Finland
Abstract
Introduction
INSARAG
Foreign Medical Teams
The humanitarian logistic challenge
The challenges of applying the INSARAG/FMT model to HL
Summary
References

05 Humanitarian logistics and the cluster approach: global shifts and the US perspective
Nezih Altay, DePaul University, and Melissa Labonte, Fordham University
Abstract
Introduction
Background
Change afoot – the cluster approach and implications for humanitarian logistics
Business as usual or…?
US perspectives on humanitarian logistics, the CA and the LC
Conclusion
Notes
References

06 The increasing importance of services in humanitarian logistics
Graham Heaslip, National University of Ireland, Maynooth
Abstract
Introduction
Background to service operations
Servitization in humanitarian logistics
Service developments in humanitarian logistics
Research opportunities in applying services management theory to HL
Concluding remarks
References

07 The 2004 Thailand tsunami and the April 2012 tsunami warning: were lessons learned?
Stephen Pettit, Cardiff Business School, Anthony Beresford, Cardiff Business School, Michael Whiting, World Food Program, Ruth Banomyong, Thammasat University, Thailand, and Sylvie Beresford, Cardiff University
Abstract
Introduction
What happened on 26 December 2004?
Hazard event response in Thailand
11 April 2012 case event
Emergency response: a field survey
Conclusions
References

08 The journey to humanitarian supply network management: an African perspective
Paul Buatsi, Omega Strategic Resources Ltd., Ghana, and Charles Mbohwa, University of Johannesburg
Abstract
Types of disasters
Critical success factors in the context of humanitarian aid supply chains
Disaster risk management and contingency planning in Africa
Institutional frameworks and policies
Multiplicity of actors: the critical roles of inter-agency communication, collaboration and coordination
The role of technology in humanitarian logistics in Africa
Human capacity building for disaster risk management in Africa
Challenges of humanitarian logistics in Africa
Conclusion
Acknowledgement
References

09 Emergency preparedness: experience of international humanitarian organizations in Southeast Asia
Qing Lu, The Logistics Institute — Asia Pacific, Mark Goh, The Logistics Institute — Asia Pacific, and Robert de Souza, Georgia Institute of Technology
Abstract
Introduction
Literature review and research gaps
Research methodology
Results
Conclusion
References

10 Humanitarian logistics professionalism
David Moore, Cranfield University, Dorothea Carvalho, CILT, and David Taylor, Cranfield University
Abstract
Context and background
Challenges of, and for, humanitarian logistics
Professionalism
Professionalism in humanitarian logistics practice
Gaining knowledge: the basis of professionalism in humanitarian logistics
Professionalism: a cross-sector approach
Professionalism: the response for, and of, humanitarian logistics
Summary
Conclusion
References

11 What next for humanitarian logistics?
George Fenton, World Vision International, Mike Goodhand, British Red Cross, and Rebecca Vince, Oxfam GB
Abstract
Introduction
The right product
The right cost
The right place
The right time
The ‘hybrid logistician’
Notes
References

12 The impossible interface? Combining humanitarian logistics and military supply chain capabilities
Jersey Seipel, Massey University, New Zealand, and Graham Heaslip, National University of Ireland, Maynooth
Abstract
Introduction
Humanitarian and military logistics
Humanitarian principles and ideology
A strategic-level decision
Military involvement in disaster relief phases
Preparation
Immediate response
Reconstruction
Collaboration
The joint logistics and supply chain interface: function defines form?
Recommendations
Conclusion
References

13 Disaster agencies and military forces: not such strange bedfellows after all!
Tim Cross, Institute of Civil Protection and Emergency Management
Abstract
Introduction
From cold to hot wars: the growth in humanitarian operations/complex emergencies
The turning point
The players and their roles
The good, the bad and the ugly
Accept these realities – and move on
There is more to this than war-fighting and military victories
Both sides need each other
So what? The need for a widely understood doctrine
The example of logistic supply chains
The time for change is now
References

14 Where next? The future of humanitarian logistics
Gyöngyi Kovács, Hanken School of Economics, Finland
Abstract
Introduction
Looking back to looking forward: steps since the first edition
Where next?
Concluding remarks
Acknowledgements
References

Index

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