Strategies for Logistics in Case of a Natural Disaster

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Authors
Apte, Aruna
Yoho, Keenan D.
Subjects
Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR)
logistics, natural disaster, humanitarian assistance, humanitarian aid, disaster response
Advisors
Date of Issue
2011-09-28
Date
28-Sep-11
Publisher
Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
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Abstract
The need to effectively and efficiently provide emergency supplies and services is increasing all over the world. We investigate four policy options''prepositioning supplemental resources, preemptive as well as phased deployment of assets, and a surge of supplies and services''as potential strategies for responding to a disaster. We illustrate the linkage between our four policy options and a disaster classification based upon disaster localization (dispersed or local) and speed of disaster onset (slow or sudden). We summarize our work by introducing a matrix that aligns logistics strategies with disaster types in order to assist policy-makers in their resource management decisions.
Type
Report
Description
Sponsored Report (for Acquisition Research Program)
Department
Logistics Management
NPS Faculty
Identifiers
NPS Report Number
NPS-LM-11-188
Sponsors
Naval Postgraduate School Acquisition Research Program
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Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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This publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.