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Humanitarian logistics : meeting the challenge of preparing for and responding to disasters

Author: Martin Christopher; Peter Tatham
Publisher: London ; Philadelphia, Pa. : Kogan Page, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"In 2007, there were 34 armed conflicts worldwide. That same year, a total of 414 natural disasters affected 211 million people. Overall, these natural disasters resulted in 16,847 deaths, and caused $74.9 billion in damages.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Martin Christopher; Peter Tatham
ISBN: 9780749462468 0749462469 9780749462475 0749462477
OCLC Number: 676727469
Description: xviii, 270 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Risky business: what humanitarians can learn from business logisticians and vice versa / Paul D Larson --
Impacts of funding systems on humanitarian operations / Tina Wakolbinger and Fuminori Toyasaki --
The importance of information technology in humanitarian supply chains: opportunities and challenges in the Helios project / Martijn Blansjaar and Charl van der Merwe --
Humanitarian logistics metrics: where we are and how we might improve / Peter Tatham and Kate Hughes --
Humanitarian logistics and the cluster approach: global shifts and the us perspective / Nezih Altay and Melissa Labonte --
The 2004 Thailand tsunami reviewed: lessons learned / Stephen Pettit, Anthony Beresford, Michael Whiting and Ruth Banomyong --
The journey to humanitarian supply management: an African perspective / Paul SN Buatsi --
Humanitarian logistics in the United States: supply chain systems for responding to domestic disasters / Jarrod Goentzel and Karen Spens --
The supply network's role as an enabler of development/ deb ellis --
Humanitarian logistics professionalism / David Moore and David Taylor --
Humanitarian logistics: a cultural perspective / Rachel Dowty --
The impossible interface?: combining humanitarian logistics and military supply chain capabilities / Jersey Seipel --
Disaster agencies and military forces: not such strange bedfellows after all / Tim Cross.
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Humanitarian Logistics examines how to effectively organize the delivery and warehousing of supplies during natural disasters or complex emergencies to the affected area and people.  Read more...

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