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

Author: Prof Martin Christopher; Dr Peter Tatham
Publisher: London : Kogan Page, 2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView 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. 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Christopher, Prof. Martin.
Humanitarian Logistics : Meeting the Challenge of Preparing for and Responding to Disasters.
London : Kogan Page, ©2011
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Prof Martin Christopher; Dr Peter Tatham
ISBN: 9780749462475 0749462477 1283115697 9781283115698
OCLC Number: 727649281
Description: 1 online resource (288 pages)
Contents: Figures and tables; Contributors; Introduction; 01 Risky business: what humanitarians can learn from business logisticians --
and vice versa; 02 Impacts of funding systems on humanitarian operations; 03 The importance of information technology in humanitarian supply chains: opportunities and challenges in the Helios project; 04 Humanitarian logistics metrics: where we are and how we might improve; 05 Humanitarian logistics and the cluster approach: global shifts and the US perspective; 06 The 2004 Thailand tsunami reviewed: lessons learned. 07 The journey to humanitarian supply network management: an African perspective08 Humanitarian logistics in the United States: supply chain systems for responding to domestic disasters; 09 The supply network's role as an enabler of development; 10 Humanitarian logistics professionalism; 11 Humanitarian logistics: a cultural perspective; 12 The impossible interface? Combining humanitarian logistics and military supply capabilities; 13 Disaster agencies and military forces: not such strange bedfellows after all!; 14 So where next? Developments in humanitarian logistics; Index.

Abstract:

In 2007, there were 34 armed conflicts worldwide. That same year, a total of 414 natural disasters affected 211 million people. 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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