A Procurement Auctions-Based Framework for Coordinating Platforms in Humanitarian Logistics

  • Mustafa Alp Ertem
  • Nebil Buyurgan
Part of the Operations Research/Computer Science Interfaces Series book series (ORCS, volume 54)


This chapter focuses on an auction-based procurement framework for single coordinating platforms in humanitarian logistics. It first covers disaster relief operations, humanitarian logistics, and procurement in this context and illustrate many of the issues that make the management and coordination of procurement functions complex and challenging. Then the proposed framework along with the auction model is discussed including the unique design characteristics associated with disaster relief environment. Three-phase approach presents a complete representation of the procurement in humanitarian logistics. Results indicate that the proposed announcement options increase the fill rate. Announcement construction criteria allow coordinating platforms to use varying bundling choices.


Disaster Relief Local Supplier Humanitarian Organization Procurement Auction Winner Determination 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Industrial EngineeringÇankaya UniversityAnkaraTurkey
  2. 2.Department of Industrial EngineeringUniversity of ArkansasFayettevilleUSA

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