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Humanitarian Logistics

ISBN-10: 0230205755

ISBN-13: 9780230205758

Edition: 2009

Authors: Rolando Tomasini, Luk van Wassenhove

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Imagine planning an event like the Olympics. Now imagine planning the same event but not knowing when or where it will take place, or how many will attend. This is what humanitarian logisticians are up against. Oversights result in serious consequences for the victims of disasters. So they have to get it right, fast. This book comprehensively covers the problems of humanitarian logistics.
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Book details

List price: $69.99
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date: 2/19/2009
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 178
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.990

Prologue
Logistics of Humanitarian Aid
Introduction
From Logistics to Supply Chain Management
Supply Chain Management
Supply Chain Management Fundamentals: Flows, Design, and Management Quality
Characteristics of a Humanitarian Supply Chain
Speed
Opportunities for Cross-Learning
Sharing Knowledge Between the Private and the Humanitarian Sector
Conclusion
Humanitarianism
Introduction
Not All That Glitters is Gold
Defining "Humanitarian"
Humanitarian Space
Conflict Connection
The Humanitarian Challenge
Conclusion
Preparedness
Introduction
Hurricane Mitch
Successful Responses Are Not Improvised
Preparedness Challenges
Logistics Becomes a Central Function From Hurricane Mitch to Gujarat
Five Key Building Blocks of Preparedness
Preparedness Strategy Drives Response Effectiveness
Put an End to Firefighting
Conclusion
Coordination
Introduction
The Need for Coordination
Levels of Coordination
Disaster Life Cycle
Matching the Life Cycle
Humanitarian Coordination: Obstacles to Overcome
Conclusion
Information Management
Introduction
Role of Information Management
Visibility (Pipeline)
Transparency (Process)
Accountability (Parties/Performance)
Benefits of Accountability
Information Flows
Conclusion
Knowledge Management
Introduction
How is Knowledge Created?
Knowledge is Created and Needed at Different Levels
Knowing Ahead of Time
They Know That You Don't Know What They Know... and it will Cost You
Barriers to Knowledge Sharing
Conclusion
Building a Successful Partnership
Introduction
Private-Humanitarian Partnerships
Building Learning Labs
Forms of Corporate Support for Humanitarian Activities
CSR Partnership Challenges
Investing in Partnerships: The TNT-WFP Case
Value Through Learning
Learning: A Difficult Process That Needs to be Managed Proactively
Barriers to Exchange Best Practice
Conclusion
Epilogue
Notes
Index