Accession Number:

ADA555606

Title:

Strategies for Logistics in Case of a Natural Disaster

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS AND PUBLIC POLICY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2011-09-28

Pagination or Media Count:

44.0

Abstract:

The need to effectively and efficiently provide emergency supplies and services is increasing all over the world. We investigate four policy options prepositioning supplemental resources, preemptive as well as phased deployment of assets, and a surge of supplies and servicesas potential strategies for responding to a disaster. We illustrate the linkage between our four policy options and a disaster classification based upon disaster localization dispersed or local and speed of disaster onset slow or sudden. We summarize our work by introducing a matrix that aligns logistics strategies with disaster types in order to assist policymakers in their resource management decisions.

Subject Categories:

  • Meteorology
  • Government and Political Science
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE