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

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

Gyöngyi Kovács (Hanken School of Economics, Finland) and Karen M. Spens (Hanken School of Economics, Finland)
Indexed In: SCOPUS
Release Date: July, 2011|Copyright: © 2012 |Pages: 253
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60960-824-8
ISBN13: 9781609608248|ISBN10: 1609608240|EISBN13: 9781609608255
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Description & Coverage
Description:

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.

Coverage:

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Application Areas of Relief Supply Chain Management
  • Civil-Military Cooperation
  • Coordination of the Humanitarian Aid Supply Network
  • GIS in Relief Supply Chains
  • Postponement and Speculation
  • Relationship Building in the Relief Supply Chain
  • Supply Chain Collaboration
  • Supply Chain Cooperation
  • Supply Chain Integration
  • Swift Trust
Reviews and Testimonials

"The message to be drawn from this is that whilst disasters and existential threats from a multitude of sources will sadly always be with us, at least we can seek to learn how to mitigate their consequences."

– Martin Christopher: Emeritus Professor, Centre for Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Cranfield University, UK

Relief Supply Chain Management for Disasters: Humanitarian Aid and Emergency Logistics is a valuable set of information to help bolster the case for change.

– George Fenton: Chairman, Humanitarian Logistics Association
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Editor/Author Biographies
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.
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Editorial Review Board
• Ruth Banomyong, Asst.Prof., Thammasat University, Thailand
• Anthony Beresford, Senior Lecturer, Cardiff University, UK
• Susanne Hertz, Prof., Jönköping International Business School, Sweden
• Marianne Jahre, Prof., Lund University, Sweden
• Paul Larson, Prof., University of Manitoba, Canada
• Tore Listou, Asst.Prof., Norwegian Defence Command and Staff College, Norway
• Peter Schmitz, Senior Researcher, CSIR, South Africa
• Peter Tatham, Senior Lecturer, Cranfield University, UK