Supply chain management for Disaster Relief Operations: principles and case studies
International Journal of Logistics Systems and Management
Supply chain management has been widely researched and applied in business context. Recently, there is an increasing concern towards the management of logistics/supply chain for Disaster Relief Operations (DROs). While some aspects of commercial logistics/supply chain, such as coordination, collaboration, and information visibility, are applicable for DROs, many are not directly transferable. Based on the review of the current relevant literature, we propose a number of underlying principles of
... lying principles of supply chain management for DROs. The principles will then be applied as a framework to evaluate the logistics/supply chain management of two DROs recently happening in Indonesia. From the viewpoint of those principles, we found some common problems in the handling of logistics operations such as lack of professional logisticians and difficulty of coordination. On the other hand, there were significant differences of the two cases in handling the logistics operations in terms of the degree of information visibility and the intensity of coordination among the involved parties.