By Monia Rekik, Angel Ruiz, Jacques Renaud (auth.), Vasileios Zeimpekis, Soumia Ichoua, Ioannis Minis (eds.)
This edited quantity highlights contemporary study advances in humanitarian aid logistics. The contributed chapters span the spectrum of key concerns and actions from preparedness to mitigation operations (response), making plans and execution. the amount additionally provides state of the art equipment and structures via present case studies.
Significant matters in making plans and execution of humanitarian aid logistics mentioned during this quantity comprise the following:
• ways that take on life like aid distribution networks. as well as large-scale computing concerns, heuristics may possibly deal with the complexity and particularities of humanitarian offer chains
• equipment that combine real-time info whereas successfully dealing with time strain and uncertainty, either one of that are inherent to a catastrophe scene
• really apt recourse ideas that permit a short and powerful recovery of pre-planned recommendations every time an unpredictable occasion occurs
• Coordination of a number of events which are frequently concerned about handling a catastrophe, together with NGOs, neighborhood, country and federal businesses.
This quantity offers strong proof that study in humanitarian logistics could lead to massive advancements in effectiveness and potency of catastrophe reduction operations. this is often rather encouraging, because the distinct features of catastrophe scenes supply major possibilities for researchers to enquire novel methods contributing to logistics learn whereas supplying an important carrier to society.