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

ISBN: 9780749470876
Publisher: Kogan Page
Edition:
Publication Date: 2014-10-28
Number of pages: 320
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Against a backdrop of population increases, rising levels of urbanization, and the impacts of climate change, disasters and complex emergencies are impacting a growing number of people. This second edition of Humanitarian Logistics presents solutions to these challenges, covers new developments in the field, and examines the responses of those responsible for organizing and distributing resources in dangerous and unstable environments.

Chapter contributions written by some of the world's leading experts explore:
-The application of commercial and academic models of process management and process improvement to the humanitarian logistics network
-The introduction of information systems supporting the supply chain for NGOs
-Information management in inter-agency coordination
-Regionally-focused logistic challenges in developing South East Asian and African countries
-The humanitarian-military interface and lessons learned


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