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Supply Chain Management for Humanitarians

Tools for Practice

Examine supply chain management in the context of humanitarian logistics, supported by international practitioner case studies and problem-based learning.
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EAN: 9780749474683
Edition: 1
Published:
Paperback
Format:
416 pages
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About the book

Supply Chain Management for Humanitarians provides an in-depth insight into the management of supply chains in the context of humanitarian logistics. This accessible and practical book considers humanitarian logistics from a strategic and operational perspective.

The overarching theme is collaboration and coordination, one of the biggest challenges in the humanitarian community. Supply Chain Management for Humanitarians takes a problem-based learning approach, featuring real cases and examples from leading organizations including Oxfam, Unicef, and The Red Cross.

Each chapter is self-standing, relating the content in each chapter to the supply chain as a whole. This enables the reader to easily dip into different sections. At the end of each chapter, there is a case study written by a leading practitioner currently working in the humanitarian field.

Supply Chain Management for Humanitarians fills a much needed gap in the market and is essential reading for humanitarians worldwide.

About the authors

Ira Haavisto

Dr. Ira Haavisto is the director of the HUMLOG Institute. She is co-editor in chief of the Journal of Humanitarian Logistics and Supply Chain Management and teaches supply chain management and social responsibility at Hanken School of Economics in Finland.

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Gyöngyi Kovács

Dr Gyöngyi Kovács is the Erkko Professor in Humanitarian Logistics at the Hanken School of Economics and is the Head of Supply Chain Management and Social Responsibility. She has published widely in humanitarian logistics and sustainable supply chain management. She is the Director of the HUMLOG Institute and lectures in supply chain management and corporate geography.

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Karen Spens

Professor Karen Spens is the Director of the Hanken School of Economics, as well as professor of supply chain management. She has published extensively in logistics and supply chain management, particularly in health care and humanitarian supply chains.

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This book is a huge leap forward in professionalizing the field. Practice of good supply chain management can only make delivering relief more effective. Kudos to the contributors and the editors for filling this need.

Nezih Altay, Co-Editor of the Journal of Humanitarian Logistics & Supply Chain Management