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Logistics Management and SCM in Disasters

  • Marjan Aslanzadeh
  • Ehsan Ardestani Rostami
  • Laleh Kardar
Chapter
Part of the Contributions to Management Science book series (MANAGEMENT SC.)

Abstract

An understanding of supply chain management warrants a familiarity with basic definitions involved. “A crisis results in extensive human suffering, property damage, and a disruption of society. This stretches the community’s coping mechanism beyond the breaking point. Crisis not only refers to an unexpected catastrophe, but also to the slow build-up of environmental, political, or economic factors that act on a society’s vulnerabilities” (Blaikie et al. 1994). “The event becomes a disaster when the community’s capacity to cope is overwhelmed and the status quo becomes untenable. The situation is then declared an emergency, and assistance is requested. Disasters happen when hazards meet exposure due to vulnerability” (Russell 2005).

Keywords

Supply Chain Disaster Management Disaster Response Food Bank Relief Material 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  • Marjan Aslanzadeh
    • 1
  • Ehsan Ardestani Rostami
    • 2
  • Laleh Kardar
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Graduate School of BusinessUniversity of WollongongNSWAustralia
  2. 2.Department of Industrial EngineeringAmirkabir University of TechnologyTehranIran
  3. 3.Logistics & Supply Chain Researches & Studies GroupInstitute for Trade Studies & ResearchTehranIran

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