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Ergun, Ozlem ; Karakus, Gonca ; Keskinocak, Pinar ; Swann, Julie ; Villarreal, Monica

Humanitarian Supply Chain Management - An Overview

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Abstract

Disasters recently received the attention of the Operations Research community due to the great potential of improving disaster related operations through the use of analytical tools, and the impact on people that this implies. In this introductory article, we describe the main characteristics of disaster supply chains, and we highlight the particular issues that are faced when managing these supply chains. We illustrate how Operations Research tools can be used to make better decisions, taking debris management operations as an example, and discuss potential general research directions in this area.

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@InProceedings{ergun_et_al:DSP:2009:2181,
  author =	{Ozlem Ergun and Gonca Karakus and Pinar Keskinocak and Julie Swann and Monica Villarreal},
  title =	{Humanitarian Supply Chain Management - An Overview},
  booktitle =	{Models and Algorithms for Optimization in Logistics},
  year =	{2009},
  editor =	{Cynthia Barnhart and Uwe Clausen and Ulrich Lauther and Rolf H. M{\"o}hring},
  number =	{09261},
  series =	{Dagstuhl Seminar Proceedings},
  ISSN =	{1862-4405},
  publisher =	{Schloss Dagstuhl - Leibniz-Zentrum fuer Informatik, Germany},
  address =	{Dagstuhl, Germany},
  URL =		{http://drops.dagstuhl.de/opus/volltexte/2009/2181},
  annote =	{Keywords: Humanitarian logistics}
}

Keywords: Humanitarian logistics
Seminar: 09261 - Models and Algorithms for Optimization in Logistics
Issue date: 2009
Date of publication: 02.10.2009


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