Humanitarian Logistics

Hardcover | March 15, 2009

byRolando Tomasini, Luk van Wassenhove

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Imagine planning an event like the Olympics. Now imagine planning the same event but not knowing when or where it will take place, or how many will attend. This is what humanitarian logisticians are up against. Oversights result in serious consequences for the victims of disasters. So they have to get it right, fast. This book comprehensively covers the problems of humanitarian logistics.  

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Imagine planning an event like the Olympics. Now imagine planning the same event but not knowing when or where it will take place, or how many will attend. This is what humanitarian logisticians are up against. Oversights result in serious consequences for the victims of disasters. So they have to get it right, fast. This book comprehe...

ROLANDO TOMASINI is Research Associate/Humanitarian Program Coordinator at INSEAD. His work focuses on evaluating the supply chain performance of UN humanitarian operations to identify the impact of coordination on efficiency. He has been conducting research with the Pan American Health Organization and their Humanitarian Supply Manag...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 9.91 × 6.32 × 0.7 inPublished:March 15, 2009Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230205755

ISBN - 13:9780230205758

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Table of Contents

Foreword
Acknowledgements
Executive Summary
PART I: LOGISTICS AND SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT
Why logistics, why Supply Chain Management?
PART II: WHAT IS HUMANITARIANISM?
Readiness and Preparedness
Coordination
PART III: TRANSPARENCY &--ACCOUNTABILITY
Knowledge Management
Asset Management
PART IV: CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
Cross Learning Potential
PART V: THE FUTURE OF HUMANITARIAN LOGISTICS