15. Humanitarian Logistics Planning in Disaster Relief Operations
Ehsan Nikbakhsh1 and Reza Zanjirani Farahani2
1Department of Industrial Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran
2Department of Informatics and Operations Management, Kingston Business School, Kingston University, Kingston Hill, Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey KT2 7LB
Whether natural or human made, disasters have always had huge negative effects on the human condition, nations’ critical infrastructures, and societies’ planning systems. Because of usually limited available resources and time, disasters have a vast undesirable impact on a country’s logistics system performance. Hence, proactive planning of relief logistical operations for such ...