The Resource Humanitarian logistics : meeting the challenge of preparing for and responding to disasters, edited by Peter Tatham and Martin Christopher

Humanitarian logistics : meeting the challenge of preparing for and responding to disasters, edited by Peter Tatham and Martin Christopher

Label
Humanitarian logistics : meeting the challenge of preparing for and responding to disasters
Title
Humanitarian logistics
Title remainder
meeting the challenge of preparing for and responding to disasters
Statement of responsibility
edited by Peter Tatham and Martin Christopher
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Humanitarian Logistics examines the key challenges facing those whose role it is to organize and distribute resources in the most difficult of situations. This multi-contributor title includes insights from some of the world's leading experts in humanitarian logistics. It examines key issues including warehousing, procurement and funding. With particular focus on pre-disaster preparation, rather than post-disaster assistance, Humanitarian Logistics provides current thinking as well as best practice for those who need to understand the many challenges and ways to respond effectively in this crucial area."--
Has edition
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
YDXCP
Dewey number
363.34068/7
Index
index present
LC call number
HV553
LC item number
.C55 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Humanitarian logistics : meeting the challenge of preparing for and responding to disasters, edited by Peter Tatham and Martin Christopher
Publication
Copyright
Note
Revised edition of Humanitarian logistics : meeting the challenge of preparing for and responding to disasters, [by] Martin Christopher, Peter Tatham, published in 2011
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Figures and tables; Contributors; Introduction; Managing supply networks under conditions of uncertainty; Demand- and event-driven; Network-based; Process oriented; Virtually integrated; Lessons from best practice; The way forward; End piece; Notes; 1 An improvement process for process improvement ; Abstract; Humanitarian logistics; Process management; The need for standards; Standards in humanitarian relief; Types of standards; Codes of conduct; Humanitarian standards and certification schemes; ISO 9000; Issues about standards
  • A process for process improvementPreliminary phase; Implementation phase; Continuous improvement phase; Summary; References; Appendix 1 Principles of conduct in disaster response programmes; Appendix 2 People in aid code of good practice principles; Appendix 3 Canadian Council for International Co-operation (CCIC) General Principles; Appendix 4 Sphere Core Standards; Appendix 5 The HAP Standard Principles; Appendix 6 ISO 9000 Quality Management Principles; 2 Impacts of funding systems on humanitarian operations; Abstract; Introduction; Structure of funding systems
  • Impacts of financial flows on disaster responseVolume; Fluctuation and predictability; Speed and timing; Flexibility; Incentives provided by donors; Visibility; Financial indicators; Summary and recommendations; Acknowledgement; References; 3 Information technology in humanitarian supply chains; Abstract; Introduction; Helios in Oxfam; New benefits framework; Reflections; Helios in the sector; 1. Not invented here; 2. State of the product; 3. Willingness to invest (relevance of logistics); 4. Limits to organizational competence; Meeting the challenge; Conclusion/need for further research
  • The common humanitarian logistic pictureKey Performance Indicators (KPIs); Summary; References; 5 Humanitarian logistics and the cluster approach ; Abstract; Introduction; Background; Change afoot -- the cluster approach and implications for humanitarian logistics; Business as usual or ...?; US perspectives on humanitarian logistics, the CA and the LC; Conclusion; Notes; References; 6 The increasing importance of services in humanitarian logistics; Abstract; Introduction; Background to service operations; Servitization in humanitarian logistics; Service developments in humanitarian logistics
Control code
ocn893708553
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Second edition
Extent
1 online resource (xxii, 293 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780749470883
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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cl0500000497
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.b30909880
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)893708553
  • pebcs0749470887

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