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Behind the Book - Why Humanitarian Logistics is Playing Catch-up

17th April 2014 | Phil Croucher, Alan Rushton, Peter Baker

In this video, Phil Croucher explains why humanitarian logistics is playing catch-up and outlines the key differences between humanitarian and commercial logistics

Recent disasters indicate that logistics practitioners could be better prepared to respond to humanitarian disasters.

In this video, Phil Croucher explains:

-Why humanitarian logistics is playing catch-up in terms of organisational efficiency compared to its commercial counter-part
-Why those working in humanitarian logistics face unique challenges
-Why humanitarian logistics can learn from the military

Read more from Phil Croucher in the 5th edition of The Handbook of Logistics and Distribution Management. The 5th edition includes new chapters on humanitarian logistics, as well as multichannel fulfilment and reverse logistics.

What the experts say

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