Operations Research/Computer Science Interfaces Series

Humanitarian and Relief Logistics

Research Issues, Case Studies and Future Trends

Editors: Zeimpekis, Vasileios, Ichoua, Soumia, Minis, Ioannis (Eds.)

  • Presents the state of the art in a fast-growing segment of Operations Research
  • Covers logistics processes, preparedness, post-disaster response and supporting technologies in information systems
  • Provides case studies and illustration of applications
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This edited volume highlights recent research advances in humanitarian relief logistics. The contributed chapters span the spectrum of key issues and activities from preparedness to mitigation operations (response), planning and execution. The volume also presents state-of-the-art methods and systems through current case studies.

Significant issues in planning and execution of humanitarian relief logistics discussed in this volume include the following:

• Approaches that tackle realistic relief distribution networks. In addition to large-scale computing issues, heuristics may handle the complexity and particularities of humanitarian supply chains
• Methods that integrate real-time information while effectively coping with time pressure and uncertainty, both of which are inherent to a disaster scene
• Judicious recourse strategies that allow a quick and effective restoration of pre-planned solutions whenever an unpredictable event occurs
• Coordination of multiple parties that are often involved in managing a disaster, including NGOs, local, state and federal agencies.

This volume provides robust evidence that research in humanitarian logistics may lead to substantial improvements in effectiveness and efficiency of disaster relief operations. This is quite encouraging, since the unique characteristics of disaster scenes provide significant opportunities for researchers to investigate novel approaches contributing to logistics research  while offering a significant service to society.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • A Decision Support System for Humanitarian Network Design and Distribution Operations

    Rekik, Monia (et al.)

    Pages 1-20

  • Analytical Models for Estimating Waiting Times at a Disaster Relief Center

    Krishnamurthy, Ananth (et al.)

    Pages 21-41

  • Multiple Location and Routing Models in Humanitarian Logistics

    Rachaniotis, N.P. (et al.)

    Pages 43-57

  • Preparedness Measures for Emergency and Disaster Response

    Granberg, Tobias Andersson

    Pages 59-75

  • Military Logistics Planning in Humanitarian Relief Operations

    Sebbah, Samir (et al.)

    Pages 77-110

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eBook $109.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Humanitarian and Relief Logistics
Book Subtitle
Research Issues, Case Studies and Future Trends
Editors
  • Vasileios Zeimpekis
  • Soumia Ichoua
  • Ioannis Minis
Series Title
Operations Research/Computer Science Interfaces Series
Series Volume
54
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-7007-6
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-7007-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4614-7006-9
Series ISSN
1387-666X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 220
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