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Orchestrating Supply Chain Opportunities by Ananth Iyer

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Chapter 6

The United Nations Joint Logistics Center—Orchestrating Humanitarian Logistics

How the UNJLC Coordinates Relief for Victims of Global Catastrophes

During complex emergencies, challenges evolve in a fast and unpredictable manner. When humanitarian emergencies arise, responses have to be coordinated between unfamiliar partners: military forces, local authorities, and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs). Given a shortage of logistics assets, successful execution requires having the ability to prioritize tasks, allocate responsibilities across possible providers, develop consensus across providers, deploy personnel, attract donor funds, indulge the mass media, and deliver relief. Of course, all of this has to be done while respecting ...

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