"Supply chains compete, not companies"

"Supply chains compete, not companies"

Humanitarian Logistics

Martin Christopher & Peter Tatham

Paperback: 376 pages
Publisher: Kogan Page; Third edition (2018)
ISBN-10: 9780749481445
ISBN-13: 978-0749481445

Catastrophic natural disasters in recent years – such as the Asian tsunami, the Haiti earthquake and Hurricane
Katrina – have made the need for humanitarian logistics more crucial than ever.  With contributions from some
​of the world’s leading experts in humanitarian logistics, the book includes chapters on issues and subjects such as:

  • The importance of information technology in humanitarian supply  chains
  • The 2004 Thailand tsunami reviewed:  lessons learned
  • Humanitarian logistics metrics
  • Disaster agencies and military assistance
  • Humanitarian logistics: cultural perspectives

The book examines the key challenges faced by those responsible for organising and distributing resources in often dangerous and unstable environments.  With a particular focus on pre-disaster preparations and suggestions for best practice, this book is essential reading for all those engaged in humanitarian relief programmes.

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