Research on Disaster Relief Operations; A case of the Great East Japan Earthquake

2013 Journal of Japan Industrial Management Association  
The Great East Japan Earthquake hit the north・・eastem parts of Japan on March 11,20臼. Ashortage of relief supPlies fbr many affected people just after the occurreRce of the disaster caused aR increased loss of hves. One of the most important issues in disaster relief operat輌◎ns(DROs)to deliver relief supplies is伍e supply chain management(SCM) approach. To date, there have been some studies on SCM for DROs, but there are very few papers in the literature which investigate the situation of
more » ... infrastructure aRd lack of infb㎜ation about the demand of relief supplies at the time a disaster occursJn this paper, we examine how DROs in the Great East Japan Earthquake were perfb㎜ed m terms of the principles, which were required fer the design of SCM for DRO s by applying quantificati皿method 3. We also discuss whether the DROs fbr the earthquake were approprlate or not. Key words:humanitarian s叩ply chain management, disaster relief operatioRs(DROs), the Great East Japan Earthquake, quantification method 3 †1T・ky・M・t・・P・lit・n University Received:September 7,2012 Accepted:March 21,2013
doi:10.11221/jima.64.480 fatcat:ng5d2ttmozaxzfs2soge2qqfnm