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Understanding the Complexity of Emergency Supply Chains by Matt Shatzkin

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CHAPTER 5

PART 1

The Potential for Emerging Capabilities in Emergency Supply Chains

Introduction

While emergency supply chains merit their own framework different from that of commercial supply chains, it is still valuable to evaluate commercial supply chain models, techniques, and practices for their ability to improve emergency supply chain processes. The last three chapters have concentrated on describing the aspects that make emergency supply chains complex. An overall theme contributing to this complexity is the emergency supply chain’s struggle to sense and respond to demand. Within the last 10 years, new ideas, technologies, and methods have emerged from new data collection and analysis capabilities. While the Internet of Things (IoT) ...

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