Relief Supply Chain Management for Disasters: Humanitarian, Aid and Emergency Logistics: Humanitarian, Aid and Emergency Logistics

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Kovács, Gyöngyi
Information Science Reference, Jul 31, 2011 - Computers - 253 pages
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Relief supply chains are the most agile and dynamic supply chains, yet research in this area of supply chain management (SCM) is limited.

Relief Supply Chain Management for Disasters: Humanitarian, Aid and Emergency Logistics furthers the scholarly understanding of SCM in disaster relief. Recent natural and manmade disasters have brought relief SCM to the forefront of the global response to tragedy, establishing the central role of logistics in averting and limiting unnecessary hardships. The lessons learned during these crises have far-reaching applications for both daily logistics and worst case scenarios and they are represented in this book as a much-needed reference for the advancement of the field.

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Gyöngyi Kovács (PhD, Hanken School of Economics) is a Professor of Supply Chain Management and Corporate Geography at the Hanken School of Economics in Helsinki, Finland, and the Director of the Humanitarian Logistics and Supply Chain Research Institute (HUMLOG Institute). Her interests include logistics research and teaching methods, corporate responsibility in supply chains, reverse logistics, supply chain collaboration, and humanitarian logistics. Since January 2008, Gyöngyi serves as a (European) regional editor of the International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management and since its foundation, as the coeditor of the Journal of Humanitarian Logistics and Supply Chain Management.

Karen Spens is Professor of Supply Chain Management and Corporate Geography at Hanken School of Economics in Helsinki, Finland. She has written several book chapters and published in logistics and supply chain journals such as International Journal of Physical Distribution and Logistics Management, International Journal of Logistics Management and Supply Chain Management: An International Journal as well as in other journals such as Disaster Prevention and Management. She has also edited several special issues for different journals, such as Management Research News, and is currently co-editor of the Journal of Humanitarian Logistics and Supply Chain Management. Her research interests include humanitarian logistics, health care related research and methodological issues in logistics and supply chain management. [Editor]

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