Title: Supply chain management for Disaster Relief Operations: principles and case studies

Authors: I. Nyoman Pujawan, Nani Kurniati, Naning A. Wessiani

Addresses: Department of Industrial Engineering, Sepuluh Nopember Institute of Technology, Surabaya 60111, Indonesia. ' Department of Industrial Engineering, Sepuluh Nopember Institute of Technology, Surabaya 60111, Indonesia. ' Department of Industrial Engineering, Sepuluh Nopember Institute of Technology, Surabaya 60111, Indonesia

Abstract: Recently, there is an increasing concern toward the management of logistics/supply chain for Disaster Relief Operations (DROs). While some aspects of commercial logistics/supply chain are applicable for DROs, many are not directly transferable. Based on the literature review, we propose a principle of supply chain management for DROs and then apply it as a framework to evaluate the handling of logistics operation of two recent DROs in Indonesia. We found some common problems, such as lack of professional logisticians and difficulty of coordination, but significant differences in terms of the degree of information visibility and the intensity of coordination among the involved parties.

Keywords: DROs; disaster relief operations; logistics; supply chain management; SCM; Indonesia; emergency management; information visibility; supply chain coordination.

DOI: 10.1504/IJLSM.2009.024797

International Journal of Logistics Systems and Management, 2009 Vol.5 No.6, pp.679 - 692

Published online: 01 May 2009 *

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