Humanitarian Logistics

Author: Martin Christopher
Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers
ISBN: 0749470887
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Humanitarian Logistics from the Author: Martin Christopher. A range of recent disasters have demonstrated the critical role of effective logistics in disaster preparation and response in both developing and developed countries. Humanitarian Logistics provides thought provoking guidance and discussion of the core issues facing those who are involved in managing the logistics of disaster relief. Peter Tatham and Martin Christopher have assembled a broad ranging collection of thoughts, ideas, concepts and approaches contributed by both practitioners and academics that, together, provide an overview of some of the core challenges facing today's humanitarian logistician. With insights from world leading experts in the field, this multi-contributed book provides guidance for best practice and offers potential solutions for effective response in this crucial area. Each chapter of the 2nd edition has been updated to reflect the latest developments, improvements and emerging challenges that have been encountered in this important and rapidly-growing field. This new edition of Humanitarian Logistics also increases the level of input from the practitioner community and broadens the geographic coverage, by introducing new perspectives from Asia and Africa and a number of experienced field practitioners. There are also entire new chapters on: Quality and accountability; Lessons learned from the 2004 Thailand Tsunami and the April 2012 Tsunami warning; Emergency preparedness and the experience of international humanitarian organizations in South East Asia; What next for humanitarian logistics? It also includes chapters that focus on emerging areas of challenge that have attracted recent attention in both practitioner and academic circles, including training and education, inter-agency coordination and information systems management.

Dealing With Digital Information Richness In Supply Chain Management

Author: Kache, Florian
Publisher: kassel university press GmbH
ISBN: 3862199266
Size: 60.23 MB
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Dealing With Digital Information Richness In Supply Chain Management from the Author: Kache, Florian. Information is one of the key enablers of modern business. The ever expanding availability of digital information, however, brings with it the challenge of handling this information appropriately. While related challenges now appear in our daily lives, this is even more the case along supply chains, where a multitude of actors is involved. This doctoral thesis addresses the topic by linking theoretical rigor with practical relevance. By assessing the current state of research in supply chain management represented in literature reviews, a range of under-represented areas of research as well as potential future research directions in the field of supply chain management are identified. Focusing on one selected exemplary under-represented area of research, the thesis takes the digital business transformation perspective, portraying the value and role of digital information in a business function context. As research on the intersection of Big Data Analytics and supply chain management is still scarce, the conceptual work offers first insights into an emerging topic, both on the internal operations level and on the supply chain level. This is beneficial from a scientific as well as a managerial perspective, as a thorough understanding of the constituents of a digital ecosystem is a key ingredient for the competitiveness and overall productivity of the company and ultimately of the supply chain as a whole.

Supply Chain Strategies And The Engineer To Order Approach

Author: Addo-Tenkorang, Richard
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1522500227
Size: 73.67 MB
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Supply Chain Strategies And The Engineer To Order Approach from the Author: Addo-Tenkorang, Richard. With the rise of global competitiveness among industries, it has become increasingly vital to develop novel strategies to assist in optimizing value-chain networks, thus helping to secure economic success. By employing engineer-to-order practices, many enterprises have improved their manufacturing processes. Supply Chain Strategies and the Engineer-to-Order Approach evaluates innovative processes and original operational models, frameworks, and architectures in the topic areas of industrial engineering and management science. Featuring optimized enterprise chain management strategies and emergent research within the field, this book is an essential reference source for professional, academics, and researchers specializing in enterprise operations and engineer-to-order procedures.

Handbook Of Research On Effective Marketing In Contemporary Globalism

Author: Christiansen, Bryan
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1466662212
Size: 37.70 MB
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Handbook Of Research On Effective Marketing In Contemporary Globalism from the Author: Christiansen, Bryan. The 21st century has brought about many changes in the economic realm due to acceleration of globalization. The competitive landscape in numerous areas must always be reinvented to account for these changes, therefore making different marketing efforts a requirement for long-term success. The Handbook of Research on Effective Marketing in Contemporary Globalism provides readers with an understanding of the importance of marketing products and services across different cultures and languages in an era of high global competition. Intensified globalization, shifting demographics, and rapid innovations in technology and productivity solidify this publication's importance to scholar-practitioners, business executives, and undergraduate/graduate students.

Handbook Of Research On Strategic Supply Chain Management In The Retail Industry

Author: Kamath, Narasimha
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1466698950
Size: 31.80 MB
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Handbook Of Research On Strategic Supply Chain Management In The Retail Industry from the Author: Kamath, Narasimha. Customer satisfaction is a pivotal component to any business that provides goods or services to the public. By effectively managing the flow of products, business can adapt to the growing demands of consumers and deliver successful customer service. The Handbook of Research on Strategic Supply Chain Management in the Retail Industry is an authoritative reference source for the latest scholarly research on properly managing business processes in order to satisfy end-user requirements and increase competitive advantage in the retail marketplace. Highlighting concepts relating to field applications, customer relationships, and current trends in logistics management, this book is ideally designed for business professionals, managers, upper-level students, and researchers interested in innovative strategies and best practices in modern supply chains.

Supply Chain Management For Humanitarians

Author: Gyöngyi Kovács
Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers
ISBN: 0749474696
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Supply Chain Management For Humanitarians from the Author: Gyöngyi Kovács. Supply Chain Management for Humanitarians provides an in depth insight into the management of supply chains in the context of humanitarian logistics. This accessible and practical book considers humanitarian logistics from both a strategic and operational perspective. The overarching theme is collaboration and coordination, one of the biggest challenges in the humanitarian community. Supply Chain Management for Humanitarians takes a problem-based learning approach, featuring real cases and examples from leading organisations including Oxfam, Unicef, and The Red Cross. Each chapter is self-standing, relating the content in each chapter to the supply chain as a whole. This enables the reader to easily dip into different sections. At the end of each chapter, there is a case study written by a leading practitioner currently working in the humanitarian field. Supply Chain Management for Humanitarians fills a much needed gap in the market and is essential reading for humanitarians worldwide.

Rfid And Sensor Network Automation In The Food Industry

Author: Selwyn Piramuthu
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118967402
Size: 28.15 MB
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Rfid And Sensor Network Automation In The Food Industry from the Author: Selwyn Piramuthu. Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) is a key technology in the food industry that facilitates real-time visibility of items as they move through the supply chain and on to the end-consumer. Among all the currently available automatic identification technologies, RFID has clear dominance in terms of its ability to support real-time two-way communication, data storage and update, authentication, ambient condition sense and report, batch read without direct line-of-sight, operation in harsh environments and sensor-based applications. RFID and Sensor Network Automation in the Food Industry provides sufficient detail on the use of RFID and sensor networks from `farm to fork? (F2F) to allow the reader to appreciate the myriad possible applications of RFID and associated sensor network systems throughout the entire food supply chain. This includes precision agriculture, the provision of seamless visibility in track and trace applications, reduction of wastage, identification of counterfeits and contamination sources, remaining shelf-life applications for perishables, and quality and safety measures, among others. Providing state-of-the-art information from peer-reviewed research publications as well as general industry trends, this book will be of interest to all stakeholders in the agri-food supply chain, and academics and advanced students with an interest in these fields.

Forest Value Chain Optimization And Sustainability

Author: Sophie D'Amours
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1315354438
Size: 26.12 MB
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Forest Value Chain Optimization And Sustainability from the Author: Sophie D'Amours. This book provides a global perspective on the various issues that the industry has to face as well as to provide some key global strategies that can help coping with those global challenges, such as collaboration, strategic value chain planning, and interdependency analyses. It presents literature reviews, strategic research orientations, assessment of some current key issues, and state-of-the-art methodologies.

The Handbook Of Technology Management

Author: Hossein Bidgoli
Publisher: Wiley
ISBN: 9780470249475
Size: 10.71 MB
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The Handbook Of Technology Management from the Author: Hossein Bidgoli. The discipline of technology management focuses on the scientific, engineering, and management issues related to the commercial introduction of new technologies. Although more than thirty U.S. universities offer PhD programs in the subject, there has never been a single comprehensive resource dedicated to technology management. The Handbook of Technology Management fills that gap with coverage of all the core topics and applications in the field. Edited by the renowned Doctor Hossein Bidgoli, the three volumes here include all the basics for students, educators, and practitioners.

Managing Humanitarian Logistics

Author: B.S. Sahay
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 8132224167
Size: 56.93 MB
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Managing Humanitarian Logistics from the Author: B.S. Sahay. This book discusses emerging themes in the area of humanitarian logistics. It examines how humanitarian logistics and supply chains play a key role, focusing on rapidly delivering the correct amount of goods, people and monetary resources to the locations needed to achieve the success of relief efforts in response to global emergencies such as flood, earthquakes, wars etc. With an increase in the frequency, magnitude and impact of both natural and manmade disasters, effective delivery of humanitarian aid is an issue that is becoming increasingly important in the context of disaster management. The book focuses on how logistics systems and supply chains responsible for delivering this aid from origin to recipients can be made more effective and efficient. It also discusses how the development of information technology systems that can provide visibility to the disaster relief supply chain marks a huge step forward for the humanitarian sector as a whole. As more organizations begin to adopt and implement these systems and visibility is established, the use of key performance indicators will then become essential to further enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of these supply chains.