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Understanding the Complexity of Emergency Supply Chains by Matt Shatzkin

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CHAPTER 4

Understanding Complexity Within the NGO-Led Disaster Relief Domain of Emergency Supply Chains

Introduction

While Chapter 2 described the basic composition and mission of nongovernmental organizations, this chapter will focus on general sources of complexity within the disaster relief supply chain. To establish a foundation, this chapter describes the phases of disaster relief and the process, followed by the major sources of complexity within the disaster relief supply chain. Figure 4.1 shows the focus of this chapter within the emergency supply chain framework.

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Figure 4.1 The disaster relief domain of the emergency supply chain

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