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
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. "