Accession Number : ADA422958


Title :   Supply Chain Management in Humanitarian Relief Logistics


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis, Jun 2003-Mar 2004


Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AND MANAGEMENT


Personal Author(s) : Rodman, William K


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a422958.pdf


Report Date : 01 Mar 2004


Pagination or Media Count : 86


Abstract : Hundreds of millions of people are affected by disasters each year. This thesis explores the use of supply chain management techniques to overcome the barriers encountered by logistics managers during humanitarian relief operations. Using grounded theory methodology, barriers were analyzed based on academic, organizational, and contemporary literature. Possible solutions to these barriers were selected from available supply chain management literature. This work is different from others in that it marries supply chain principles from different disciplines (including private, nonprofit, and military sectors) to benefit humanitarian operations. It also serves to advance the body of knowledge on this subject so that future logistics managers can build upon the concept. The result of the study is a simple framework of supply chain management solutions for overcoming logistics difficulties during humanitarian relief operations. (3 tables, 66 refs.)


Descriptors :   *EMERGENCIES , *LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT , *SOLUTIONS(GENERAL) , *BARRIERS , *INTERVENTION , METHODOLOGY , TRANSPORTATION , CRISIS MANAGEMENT , MILITARY ASSISTANCE , ORGANIZATIONS , MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL , INFORMATION SYSTEMS , COST EFFECTIVENESS , EFFICIENCY , THESES , MANAGEMENT PERSONNEL , SUPPLIES , COOPERATION


Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE