Title: Facility location in humanitarian relief: a review

Authors: Ashish Trivedi; Amol Singh

Addresses: O.P. Jindal Global University, Sonipat, Narela Road, Near Jagdishpur village Sonipat-131001 Haryana, India ' Indian Institute Of Management Rohtak, Management City NH-10 Southern Bypass, Sunaria, Rohtak-124010 Haryana, India

Abstract: Humanitarian logistics and supply chain management have emerged as areas of research interest in the last decade, owing to increased frequencies and impacts of disasters. Facility location decisions are critical to the success of any humanitarian relief effort and thus have found significant attention from researchers and practitioners. This study aims to present current practices, trends and developments in facility location research. They are then used to identify and recommend areas for future research. A systematic review of existing literature is carried out over a period of 11 years (2005-2015) by classifying it exhaustively on basis of several dimensions such as disaster types, speed of occurrence, methodology adopted, model structure, objective functions, constraints and solution techniques. The literature is also categorised according to year of publication and journals. The paper establishes an agenda for future research in facility location domain of humanitarian logistics using an operational research perspective.

Keywords: facility location; disaster response; humanitarian logistics; literature review; optimisation models.

DOI: 10.1504/IJEM.2018.094235

International Journal of Emergency Management, 2018 Vol.14 No.3, pp.213 - 232

Received: 13 Jun 2016
Accepted: 23 Aug 2016

Published online: 23 Aug 2018 *

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