From preparedness to partnerships case study research on humanitarian logistics
Like other international humanitarian organizations, UNHCR maintains central stockpiles which supply these refugee operations. Management at UNHCR seeks to improve the timeliness and quality of its disaster response subject to its budget constraints. We develop an inventory model to analyze the interaction between a stockpile and a downstream refugee camp or relief operation. We consider two inventory decisions: first, how to partition a fixed budget between stockpiling and shipping costs in order to best meet the needs of beneficiaries; and second, given the shipping budget determined by the budget partition, how to ship relief items from the stockpile to a downstream relief operation in an efficient manner. We solve for the shipment policy using dynamic programming, then determine the optimal stockpile size given knowledge of the optimal shipment policy.
Global humanitarian services and supply chain management
Global humanitarian services and supply chain management - IFRC
Skip to search form Skip to main content You are currently offline. Some features of the site may not work correctly. DOI: Tomasini and L. Tomasini , L. Disasters are on the rise, more complex, and donor support is increasingly unpredictable. In response to this trend humanitarian agencies are looking for more efficient and effective solutions.
The aim of this paper is to conduct a systematic literature review to understand the state of the art of partnerships between humanitarian organizations and business corporations in managing humanitarian logistics. A systematic literature review is conducted based on the steps proposed by Denyer and Tranfield The context-intervention-mechanism-outcome CIMO logic is applied to identify the state of the art of partnerships between humanitarian organizations and business corporations in humanitarian logistics.
Supply Chain Management systems are not yet systematic and clearly defined. They are constantly being interrupted hence supply of antiretroviral is a major challenge to the nation. The Research mainly used primary data collection methods including a survey and interviews.