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

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Martin Christopher, Peter Tatham
Kogan Page Publishers, 2011 - Business & Economics - 270 pages
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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. Overall, these natural disasters resulted in 16,847 deaths, and caused $74.9 billion in damages.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.
  

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Contents

Introduction
what humanitarians can learn from
Supply chain risk management in the humanitarian world
References
Incentives provided by donors
The importance of information technology in humanitarian
The Helios initiative
Reflections on the ILPPM project
Introduction
US perspectives on humanitarian logistics the CA and the
Notes
Reflections and lessons to be learned
References
supply chain
Supply chain strategies
Improving access to essential medicine

where we are and how
Practitioner perspectives
Conclusion
Reliable supply links and economic development
Humanitarian logistics professionalism
Copyright

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About the author (2011)

Prof. Martin Christopher has worked in logistics education and research for 40 years and previously headed the department of Demand Chain Management at Cranfield University.

Dr. Peter Tatham is a leading international researcher in the field of humanitarian logistics and a Senior Lecturer in Logistics and Supply Network Management at Griffith University in Australia.  He previously taught Defense Logistics at Cranfield University. 

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