Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publication/Presentation Date

5-2010

Abstract/Description

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.

Publication Title

Proceedings of the 7th International ISCRAM Conference

Location

Seattle, Washington

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