In this paper we address the problem of pre-positioning emergency supplies prior to a disaster onset. The goal is to ensure a fast and effective response when the disaster strikes. Pre-positioning of emergency supplies is a strategic decision aimed at determining the number and location of local distribution centers as well as their inventory levels for emergency supplies. These decisions must be made in a highly disruption-prone environment where a timely response is vital and resources are scarce. We present and discuss a scenario-based model that integrates location, inventory and routing decisions.
Proceedings of the 7th International ISCRAM Conference
Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management
Scholarly Commons Citation
Ichoua, S. (2010). Humanitarian Logistics Network Design for an Effective Disaster Response. Proceedings of the 7th International ISCRAM Conference, (). Retrieved from http://commons.erau.edu/ww-leadership/5