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Assesses the principal challenges faced by humanitarian logistics practitioners Considers how to develop a more efficient and effective response to disasters Gives particular focus to pre-disaster preparation, rather than post-disaster assistance Offers suggestions for best practice Provides a global perspective, with contributions from key humanitarian logisticians from Europe, the Asia Pacific region and Africa

Table of Contents

    • Chapter - 00: Introduction - Peter Tatham and Martin Christopher;
    • Chapter - 01: An improvement process for process improvement: quality and accountability in humanitarian logistics - Paul Larson;
    • Chapter - 02: Impacts of funding systems on humanitarian operations - Tina Wakolbinger and Fuminori Toyasaki;
    • Chapter - 03: Information technology in humanitarian supply chains - Martijn Blansjaar and Fraser Stephens;
    • Chapter - 04: Cracking the humanitarian logistic coordination challenge: some pointers from the International Search and Rescue Advisory Group and the Foreign Medical Teams - Peter Tatham and Karen Spens;
    • Chapter - 05: Humanitarian logistics and the cluster approach: global shifts and the US perspective - Nezih Altay and Melissa Labonte;
    • Chapter - 06: The increasing importance of services in humanitarian logistics - Graham Heaslip;
    • Chapter - 07: The 2004 Thailand tsunami and the April 2012 tsunami warning: were lessons learned? - Stephen Pettit, Anthony Beresford, Michael Whiting, Ruth Banomyong and Sylvie Beresford;
    • Chapter - 08: The journey to humanitarian supply network management: an African perspective - Paul Buatsi and Charles Mbohwa;
    • Chapter - 09: Emergency preparedness: experience of international humanitarian organizations in Southeast Asia - Qing Lu, Mark Goh and Robert de Souza;
    • Chapter - 10: Humanitarian logistics professionalism - David Moore, Dorothea Carvalho and David Taylor;
    • Chapter - 11: What next for humanitarian logistics? - George Fenton, Mike Goodhand and Rebecca Vince;
    • Chapter - 12: The impossible interface? Combining humanitarian logistics and military supply chain capabilities - Jersey Seipel and Graham Heaslip;
    • Chapter - 13: Disaster agencies and military forces: not such strange bedfellows after all! - Tim Cross;
    • Chapter - 14: Where next? The future of humanitarian logistics - Gyoengyi Kovacs

About the Author

Professor Peter Tatham is a leading international researcher in the field of humanitarian logistics, and is the Deputy Head of the Department of International Business and Asian Studies at Griffith Business School, Queensland, Australia. Professor Martin Christopher has worked in logistics education and research for forty years and previously headed the department of Demand Chain Management for Cranfield University.


Praise for the previous edition:
"[F]eatures a reader-friendly layout with numerous tables and bullet points." --BookNews "Inc. "
"Tatham and Christopher deserve credit for an outstanding, comprehensive manual for those in the field and those who wonder how professionals get emergency supplies into devastated areas./i> recommends their illuminating compilation to NGOs, those
involved in humanitarian relief and anyone who handles logistics or risk management in other fields."
--getAbstract "Inc. "

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