eBook Relief Supply Chain Management for Disasters: Humanitarian Aid and Emergency Logistics, 1st Edition

  • Gyöngyi Kovács
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  • ISBN-10: 1609608259
  • ISBN-13: 9781609608255
  • DDC: 363.34
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 253 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released November 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2012
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Relief supply chains are the most agile and dynamic supply chains, yet research in this area of supply chain management (SCM) is limited. RELIEF SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT FOR DISASTERS: HUMANITARIAN, AID AND EMERGENCY LOGISTICS furthers the scholarly understanding of SCM in disaster relief. Recent natural and manmade disasters have brought relief SCM to the forefront of the global response to tragedy, establishing the central role of logistics in averting and limiting unnecessary hardships. The lessons learned during these crises have far-reaching applications for both daily logistics and worst case scenarios and they are represented in this book as a much-needed reference for the advancement of the field.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Editorial Advisory Board.
List of Reviewers.
Table of Contents.
Detailed Table of Contents.
1: Strategic Partners and Strange Bedfellows: Relationship Building in the Relief Supply Chain.
2: Humanitarian Partnerships Drivers, Facilitators, and Components: The Case of Non-Food Item Distribution in Sudan.
3: Relief Supply Chain Planning: Insights from Thailand.
4: Humanitarian Aid Logistics: The Wenchuan and Haiti Earthquakes Compared.
5: The Application of Value Chain Analysis for the Evaluation of Alternative Supply Chain Strategies for the Provision of Humanitarian Aid to Africa.
6: Designing Post-Disaster Supply Chains: Learning from Housing Reconstruction Projects.
7: Local Sourcing in Peacekeeping: A Case Study of Swedish Military Sourcing.
8: Military Involvement in Humanitarian Supply Chains.
9: Challenges of Civil Military Cooperation / Coordination in Humanitarian Relief.
10: Developing and Maintaining Trust in Hastily Formed Relief Networks.
11: A Study of Barriers to Greening the Relief Supply Chain.
12: Disaster Impact and Country Logistics Performance.
Compilation of References.
About the Contributors.