Developing and analyzing framework to manage resources in humanitarian logistics
Journal of Humanitarian Logistics and Supply Chain Management
Article publication date: 24 September 2019
Issue publication date: 18 October 2019
Humanitarian services usually perform in the face of uncertainty in which mobilization of resources in an efficient and effective manner is a big challenge. Sharing timely and correct information among logistics partners and workers is a key to drive rapid response logistics effectively. The purpose of this paper is to understand how coordinated effort effects resources management (RM).
This study uses quantitative research methodology and collected data from 82 humanitarian workers dealing with logistical activities from a densely populated city of Pakistan. Data were then statistically analyzed through partial least squares–structural equation modeling.
The results suggest that the success of humanitarian supply network depends upon the level of trust among the partners, which accelerates commitment through strong coordination. Information sharing reduces behavioral uncertainty and enhances swift trust (ST). ST then helps to improve coordination and commitment from all stakeholders in order to manage resources to lead effective relief operations.
The study guides the practitioners and relief operations’ policy makers to lay emphasis on distributing right and timely information flow among the partners, which can lead to effective, efficient and swift humanitarian relief operations.
This study on RM during humanitarian logistics is well timed in the context of developing country with high uncertain events, improper infrastructure and very limited resources.
Ahmed, W., Najmi, A., Khan, F. and Aziz, H. (2019), "Developing and analyzing framework to manage resources in humanitarian logistics", Journal of Humanitarian Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Vol. 9 No. 2, pp. 270-291. https://doi.org/10.1108/JHLSCM-01-2019-0012
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