Supply Chain Management in Humanitarian Relief Logistics

Abdul Ghafoor Awan Muhammad Shafiq


Hundreds of thousands people are affected by the disasters each year in Pakistan and millions of people are affected in all over the world. These disasters can be man-made like catastrophes, terrorism or may be natural in the shape of flood, earth-quick, tsunamis, & droughts etc. Through this study we have explore the use of supply chain management techniques and proposed how can overcome the barriers encountered by the logisticians during the humanitarian relief operations. Using grounded theory methodology and statistical analysis, the barriers is analyzed which is based on academic, organizational, and contemporary literature. Possible solutions to these barriers have been drawn from the available supply chain management literature. This work is different from others conventional studies because this study interacts the supply chain principles from different disciplines of nonprofit organizations to benefit humanitarian operations. It also serves to advance the body of knowledge so that future logisticians can build upon the concept. The result of the study has been puts forth a simple framework of supply chain management solutions with overcoming logistics difficulties during relief operations and it will explains why logisticians should consider this study into their use.

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