Disaster response logistics: Chief findings of fieldwork research

José Holguín-Veras, Miguel Jaller, Felipe Aros-Vera, Johanna Amaya, Trilce Encarnación, Tricia Wachtendorf

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This chapter discuses Disaster Response Logistics in connection with the Emergency Functions conducted by relief agencies, and identifies under-studied areas where logistic research could enhance operational effectiveness. The chapter establishes the socio-technical nature of Disaster Response Logistics, and the implications for disaster mitigation, preparation, and response. It relays the chief findings of the fieldwork research conducted by the authors, which support the development of policies to enhance advance preparation and coordination of disaster response activities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationInternational Series in Operations Research and Management Science
Number of pages25
StatePublished - 2016

Publication series

NameInternational Series in Operations Research and Management Science
ISSN (Print)0884-8289
ISSN (Electronic)2214-7934

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Strategy and Management
  • Management Science and Operations Research
  • Applied Mathematics


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