Humanitarian Logistics: Meeting the Challenge of Preparing for and Responding to Disasters / Edition 2

Humanitarian Logistics: Meeting the Challenge of Preparing for and Responding to Disasters / Edition 2

by Peter Tatham
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0749470879

ISBN-13: 9780749470876

Pub. Date: 10/28/2014

Publisher: Kogan Page, Ltd

Against a backdrop of population increases, rising levels of urbanization, and the impacts of climate change, disasters and complex emergencies are impacting a growing number of people. This second edition of Humanitarian Logistics presents solutions to these challenges, covers new developments in the field, and examines the responses of those

Overview

Against a backdrop of population increases, rising levels of urbanization, and the impacts of climate change, disasters and complex emergencies are impacting a growing number of people. This second edition of Humanitarian Logistics presents solutions to these challenges, covers new developments in the field, and examines the responses of those responsible for organizing and distributing resources in dangerous and unstable environments.

Chapter contributions written by some of the world's leading experts explore:
-The application of commercial and academic models of process management and process improvement to the humanitarian logistics network
-The introduction of information systems supporting the supply chain for NGOs
-Information management in inter-agency coordination
-Regionally-focused logistic challenges in developing South East Asian and African countries
-The humanitarian-military interface and lessons learned

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780749470876
Publisher:
Kogan Page, Ltd
Publication date:
10/28/2014
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

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
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 and Fuminori Toyasaki
Abstract
Introduction
Structure of funding systems
Impacts of financial flows on disaster response
Incentives provided by donors
Summary and recommendations
Acknowledgement
References

03 Information technology in humanitarian supply chains
Martijn Blansjaar and Fraser Stephens
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 and Karen Spens
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 and Melissa Labonte
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
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, Anthony Beresford, Michael Whiting, Ruth Banomyong, and Sylvie Beresford
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 and Charles Mbohwa
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, Mark Goh, and Robert de Souza
Abstract
Introduction
Literature review and research gaps
Research methodology
Results
Conclusion
References

10 Humanitarian logistics professionalism
David Moore, Dorothea Carvalho, and David Taylor
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, Mike Goodhand, and Rebecca Vince
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 and Graham Heaslip
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
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
Abstract
Introduction
Looking back to looking forward: steps since the first edition
Where next?
Concluding remarks
Acknowledgements
References

Index

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