Journal of Humanitarian Logistics and Supply Chain Management: Volume 1 Issue 1


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Humanitarian logistics and supply chain management: the start of a new journal

Gyöngyi Kovács, Karen M. Spens

The purpose of this paper is to present a brief overview of the field of humanitarian logistics and supply chain management and outline the scope of the new Journal of

The wicked problem of humanitarian logistics and disaster relief aid

Peter Tatham, Luke Houghton

Some 40 years ago Horst Rittel and Melvin Webber published a seminal paper in which they discussed the “wicked problems” facing those who sought to develop solutions to…

Building humanitarian supply chain relationships: lessons from leading practitioners

Ron McLachlin, Paul D. Larson

The purpose of this paper is to advance thought and practice on supply chain relationship building, in the context of humanitarian logistics, drawing on lessons from…

Pre‐storm emergency supplies inventory planning

Emmett J. Lodree

Planning inventories for emergency supplies such as bottled water, non‐perishable foods, batteries, and flashlights can be challenging for retailers situated within the…

System dynamics for humanitarian operations

Maria Besiou, Orla Stapleton, Luk N. Van Wassenhove

The purpose of this paper is to illustrate the appropriateness of system dynamics (SD) methodology as a tool for humanitarian decision makers to understand the effect of…

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  • Dr Nezih Altay
  • Prof Gyöngyi Kovács