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Humanitarian Logistics

Meeting the Challenge of Preparing For and Responding To Disasters

Gain insights into the key issues faced by humanitarian logistics practitioners with suggestions for best practice from world-leading experts and academics.
EAN: 9780749481445
Edition: 3
Format: 234x156
376 pages

About the book

Effective logistics play a critical role in disaster preparation and response, but how can those working in this field deliver in environments which are often dangerous and unstable?

Humanitarian Logistics provides thought-provoking guidance and discussion of the core issues facing practitioners involved in managing the logistics of disaster relief. With insights from academics and practitioners who have worked in these situations, this multi-contributed book offers suggestions for best practice and international perspectives on the nature of the humanitarian logistics challenge.

Now in its third edition, Humanitarian Logistics is fully updated and contains new chapters on providing support for complex emergencies, waste management and reverse logistics, the application of value stream analysis and the potential of new technologies such as 3D printing, cash transfer programmes and drones. With a particular focus on pre-disaster preparation and inter-agency cooperation, this book is essential reading for anyone who needs to understand how to respond effectively during a disaster or crisis.

About the authors

Professor Peter Tatham is a leading international researcher in the field of humanitarian logistics, and is the Head of the Department of International Business and Asian Studies at Griffith Business School, Queensland, Australia.

Martin Christopher is Emeritus Professor of Marketing and Logistics at Cranfield University, UK. His work in the field of logistics and supply chain management has gained international recognition. He is a regular contributor to conferences and workshops around the world.

Already the third edition of this great initiative. Humanitarian Logistics is not just a gripping must-read for anyone interested in current solutions and challenges, but thanks to the perseverance of the editors, it is becoming a chronicle of developing Humanitarian Supply Chain Management practice and theory in our decade.

Martijn Blansjaar, Head of Logistics and Supply, Oxfam GB