Managing the humanitarian supply chain: developing a generic model to improve collaboration, efficiency and effectiveness

Ramsden, Gary P. (2015) Managing the humanitarian supply chain: developing a generic model to improve collaboration, efficiency and effectiveness. Lambert Academic Publishing, Saarbrücken, Germany. ISBN 9783659618970

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Humanitarian disasters are expected to increase 5-fold over the next 50 years. It is suggested that the scale of resource dedicated to logistics provision in response to disasters accounts for upwards of 80% of the total budget, hence humanitarian logistics is very much in the spotlight. Collaborative working has been promoted as a Silver Bullet in many areas of Supply Chain Management and is contended to be a mechanism to prevent organisations optimising solely their own results, rather than integrating their goals and activities with others to benefit overall end user value. Collaborative techniques inherent within commercial supply chains have not been observed in the humanitarian relief chain. This study investigates why this is the case, as this lack of collaboration leads to inefficiency; which at worst results in increased humanitarian suffering and additional loss of life. The findings reveal ways to advance collaborative working within the humanitarian relief supply chain. A conceptual generic model of the supply chain is developed which highlights significant issues which, if addressed will improve collaboration and thereby benefit overall
efficiency and effectiveness.

Keywords:Humanitarian supply chain, humanitarian logistics, Collaborative working, supply chain management, Business Effectiveness
Subjects:N Business and Administrative studies > N210 Management Techniques
N Business and Administrative studies > N990 Business and Administrative studies not elsewhere classified
N Business and Administrative studies > N100 Business studies
N Business and Administrative studies > N900 Others in Business and Administrative studies
Divisions:Lincoln International Business School
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Deposited On:19 Oct 2015 15:53

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