A humanitarian logistics framework for the Philippines: The case of Typhoon Haiyan
Ramon V. Del Rosario College of Business
Decision Sciences and Innovation Dept
DLSU Business Notes and Briefings
Place of Publication
Logistics being used for humanitarian operations is known as humanitarian logistics. It is defined by Thomas (2003) as the process of planning, implementing and controlling the efficient, cost-effective flow and storage of goods and materials, as well as related information, from the point of origin to the point of consumption for the purpose of alleviating the suffering of vulnerable people. Logistics in the humanitarian aspect is vital; it plays a critical role during disaster relief operations. It bridges the gaps between the different stages of the operations. It is also crucial because the success and the time duration of the response of major humanitarian programs depend on how effective the logistics plan is. Logistics also help out in the collection of data for future references regarding emergency preparedness (Thomas, 2003).
Loquinte, K., Militante, I., Rakim, F., & Gozun, B. (2015). A humanitarian logistics framework for the Philippines: The case of Typhoon Haiyan. DLSU Business Notes and Briefings, 3 (2) Retrieved from https://animorepository.dlsu.edu.ph/res_cbrd/33
logistics, disaster relief operations, humanitarian operations management, supply chain, humanitarian logistics