Managing Humanitarian Logistics

  • B.S. Sahay
  • Sumeet Gupta
  • Vinod Chandra Menon

Part of the Springer Proceedings in Business and Economics book series (SPBE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxv
  2. Humanitarian Logistics Design and Planning

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. B. S. Sahay, N. Vinod Chandra Menon, Sumeet Gupta
      Pages 3-21
    3. Sravani Bharandev, S. K. Mukul Ali, Sindhu
      Pages 23-31
    4. Vijayta Fulzele, Rachita Gupta, Ravi Shankar
      Pages 33-50
  3. Humanitarian Logistics Strategies

  4. Humanitarian Logistics Modelling

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 151-152
    2. Devendra Kumar Dewangan, Rajat Agrawal, Vinay Sharma
      Pages 153-163
    3. Kuldeep Malik, Sheelan Mishra
      Pages 165-172
    4. Darshan Suresh Rathi, Ali M. S. Zalzala
      Pages 173-188
    5. Vivek Roy, Sumit Agarwal, Subhash Kumar, Parikshit Charan
      Pages 227-237
  5. Relief Supply Chain for Disaster Management

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 239-239
    2. Ashwini Sharma, Dixit Garg, Ashish Agarwal
      Pages 241-252
    3. Ajay Bohtan, Prem Vrat, A. K. Vij
      Pages 273-296
    4. Purvishkumar Patel, Repaul Kanji, Rajat Agrawal
      Pages 297-304

About this book


This book discusses emerging themes in the area of humanitarian logistics. It examines how humanitarian logistics and supply chains play a key role, focusing on rapidly delivering the correct amount of goods, people and monetary resources to the locations needed to achieve the success of relief efforts in response to global emergencies such as flood, earthquakes, wars etc. With an increase in the frequency, magnitude and impact of both natural and manmade disasters, effective delivery of humanitarian aid is an issue that is becoming increasingly important in the context of disaster management. The book focuses on how logistics systems and supply chains responsible for delivering this aid from origin to recipients can be made more effective and efficient. It also discusses how the development of information technology systems that can provide visibility to the disaster relief supply chain marks a huge step forward for the humanitarian sector as a whole. As more organizations begin to adopt and implement these systems and visibility is established, the use of key performance indicators will then become essential to further enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of these supply chains.


Disaster Management Global Emergencies Humanitarian Logistics Humanitarian Sector Humanitarian Supply Chain International Relief Agencies Logistics Systems

Editors and affiliations

  • B.S. Sahay
    • 1
  • Sumeet Gupta
    • 2
  • Vinod Chandra Menon
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Operations & SystemsIndian Institute of Management RaipurRaipurIndia
  2. 2.Department of Operations & SystemsIndian Institute of Management RaipurRaipurIndia
  3. 3.Former MemberNational Disaster Management AuthorityNew DelhiIndia

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