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Humanitarian Logistics, 2nd Edition

Book Description

Humanitarian Logistics examines the key challenges facing those whose role it is to organize and distribute resources in the most difficult of situations. This multi-contributor title includes insights from some of the world's leading experts in humanitarian logistics. 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 practice for those who need to understand the many challenges and ways to respond effectively in this crucial area.

Table of Contents

  1. List of figures and tables
  2. List of contributors
  3. Introduction
  4. Peter Tatham and Martin Christopher
  5. 01  An improvement process for process improvement: quality and accountability in humanitarian logistics  An improvement process for process improvement: quality and accountability in humanitarian logistics
  6. Paul Larson
  7. Abstract
  8. Humanitarian logistics
  9. Process management
  10. The need for standards
  11. Standards in humanitarian relief
  12. Issues about standards
  13. A process for process improvement
  14. Summary
  15. References
  16. Appendices
  17. 02    Impacts of funding systems on humanitarian operations
  18. Tina Wakolbinger and Fuminori Toyasaki
  19. Abstract
  20. Introduction
  21. Structure of funding systems
  22. Impacts of financial flows on disaster response
  23. Incentives provided by donors
  24. Summary and recommendations
  25. Acknowledgement
  26. References
  27. 03    Information technology in humanitarian supply chains
  28. Martijn Blansjaar and Fraser Stephens
  29. Abstract
  30. Introduction
  31. HELIOS in Oxfam
  32. HELIOS in the sector
  33. Meeting the challenge
  34. Conclusion/need for further research
  35. References
  36. 04    Cracking the humanitarian logistic coordination challenge: some pointers from the International Search and Rescue Advisory Group and the Foreign Medical Teams
  37. Peter Tatham and Karen Spens
  38. Abstract
  39. Introduction
  41. Foreign Medical Teams
  42. The humanitarian logistic challenge
  43. The challenges of applying the INSARAG/FMT model to HL
  44. Summary
  45. References
  46. 05    Humanitarian logistics and the cluster approach: global shifts and the US perspective
  47. Nezih Altay and Melissa Labonte
  48. Abstract
  49. Introduction
  50. Background
  51. Change afoot – the cluster approach and implications for humanitarian logistics
  52. Business as usual or…?
  53. US perspectives on humanitarian logistics, the CA and the LC
  54. Conclusion
  55. Notes
  56. References
  57. 06    The increasing importance of services in humanitarian logistics
  58. Graham Heaslip
  59. Abstract
  60. Introduction
  61. Background to service operations
  62. Servitization in humanitarian logistics
  63. Service developments in humanitarian logistics
  64. Research opportunities in applying services management theory to HL
  65. Concluding remarks
  66. References
  67. 07    The 2004 Thailand tsunami and the April 2012 tsunami warning: were lessons learned?
  68. Stephen Pettit, Anthony Beresford, Michael Whiting, Ruth Banomyong and Sylvie Beresford
  69. Abstract
  70. Introduction
  71. What happened on 26 December 2004?
  72. Hazard event response in Thailand
  73. 11 April 2012 case event
  74. Emergency response: a field survey
  75. Conclusions
  76. References
  77. 08    The journey to humanitarian supply network management: an African perspective
  78. Paul Buatsi and Charles Mbohwa
  79. Abstract
  80. Types of disasters
  81. Critical success factors in the context of humanitarian aid supply chains
  82. Disaster risk management and contingency planning in Africa
  83. Institutional frameworks and policies
  84. Multiplicity of actors: the critical roles of inter-agency communication, collaboration and coordination
  85. The role of technology in humanitarian logistics in Africa
  86. Human capacity building for disaster risk management in Africa
  87. Challenges of humanitarian logistics in Africa
  88. Conclusion
  89. Acknowledgement
  90. References
  91. 09    Emergency preparedness: experience of international humanitarian organizations in Southeast Asia
  92. Qing Lu, Mark Goh and Robert de Souza
  93. Abstract
  94. Introduction
  95. Literature review and research gaps
  96. Research methodology
  97. Results
  98. Conclusion
  99. References
  100. 10    Humanitarian logistics professionalism
  101. David Moore, Dorothea Carvalho and David Taylor
  102. Abstract
  103. Context and background
  104. Challenges of, and for, humanitarian logistics
  105. Professionalism
  106. Professionalism in humanitarian logistics practice
  107. Gaining knowledge: the basis of professionalism in humanitarian logistics
  108. Professionalism: a cross-sector approach
  109. Professionalism: the response for, and of, humanitarian logistics
  110. Summary
  111. Conclusion
  112. References
  113. 11    What next for humanitarian logistics?
  114. George Fenton, Mike Goodhand and Rebecca Vince
  115. Abstract
  116. Introduction
  117. The right product
  118. The right cost
  119. The right place
  120. The right time
  121. The ‘hybrid logistician’
  122. Notes
  123. References
  124. 12    The impossible interface? Combining humanitarian logistics and military supply chain capabilities
  125. Jersey Seipel and Graham Heaslip
  126. Abstract
  127. Introduction
  128. Humanitarian and military logistics
  129. Humanitarian principles and ideology
  130. A strategic-level decision
  131. Military involvement in disaster relief phases
  132. Preparation
  133. Immediate response
  134. Reconstruction
  135. Collaboration
  136. The joint logistics and supply chain interface: function defines form?
  137. Recommendations
  138. Conclusion
  139. References
  140. 13    Disaster agencies and military forces: not such strange bedfellows after all!
  141. Tim Cross
  142. Abstract
  143. Introduction
  144. From cold to hot wars: the growth in humanitarian operations/complex emergencies
  145. The turning point
  146. The players and their roles
  147. The good, the bad and the ugly
  148. Accept these realities – and move on
  149. There is more to this than war-fighting and military victories
  150. Both sides need each other
  151. So what? The need for a widely understood doctrine
  152. The example of logistic supply chains
  153. The time for change is now
  154. References
  155. 14    Where next? The future of humanitarian logistics
  156. Gyöngyi Kovács
  157. Abstract
  158. Introduction
  159. Looking back to looking forward: steps since the first edition
  160. Where next?
  161. Concluding remarks
  162. Acknowledgements
  163. References
  164. Index