Measures to improve humanitarian supply chain and logistics operations for beneficiary agencies

Paul Massiah, Christian Harrison

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Abstract

The objective of this paper is to examine the management of the supply chain and logistics operations in the context of sudden on-set natural disasters for humanitarian beneficiary organisations. Although there has been extensive work on commercial supply chains and
interrelated activities from academic and practitioner literature, the field of humanitarian supply chain management is an emerging field of research.

Therefore this paper contributes to literature on humanitarian supply chain management which is a unique and emerging field. The study seeks to identify the barriers to implementation of a successful humanitarian supply chain and logistics operations, its critical success factors and performance measurement.

There is a recognised gap between research and practice in humanitarian supply chain management. By adopting a qualitative approach, the real life experiences of these organisations will be understood. The study will contribute to the existing literature by identifying challenges these organisations face and providing a framework to improve its sustainability.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 8 Sep 2016
EventBritish Academy of Management 30th Annual Conference: Thriving in Turbulent Times - Newcastle University, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, United Kingdom
Duration: 6 Sep 20168 Sep 2016
https://www.bam.ac.uk/civicrm/event/info?id=3013 (Conference website)
https://www.bam.ac.uk/civicrm/event/info?id=3013

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ConferenceBritish Academy of Management 30th Annual Conference
Abbreviated titleBAM2016
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityNewcastle-upon-Tyne
Period6/09/168/09/16
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    Massiah, P., & Harrison, C. (2016). Measures to improve humanitarian supply chain and logistics operations for beneficiary agencies. Paper presented at British Academy of Management 30th Annual Conference, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, United Kingdom.