American Society of Civil Engineers


Collaboration in Humanitarian Logistics


by Chun Feng, (School of Logistics, Southwest Jiaotong University, Chengdu, Sichuan 610031, China. E-mail: ifengchun@swjtu.edu.cn), Guangmin Fan, (School of Logistics, Southwest Jiaotong University, Chengdu, Sichuan 610031, China), Yi Zhang, (School of Electrical Engineering, Southwest Jiaotong University, Chengdu, Sichuan 610031, China. E-mail: hi_zhangyi@163.com), and Tingting Yang, (School of Logistics, Southwest Jiaotong University, Chengdu, Sichuan 610031, China)
Section: Volume I - Logistics Policy and Strategy, pp. 1127-1133, (doi:  http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/41139(387)155)

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Document type: Conference Proceeding Paper
Part of: ICLEM 2010: Logistics For Sustained Economic Development: Infrastructure, Information, Integration
Abstract: In recent years, various disasters occur frequently in the world. Humanitarian logistics has received increasing interest from both logistics academics as well as practitioners. According to relevant literature, this paper elaborated the concept and characteristics of humanitarian logistics, analyzed the challenges and advantages of collaboration in Humanitarian logistics, introduced some collaboration mechanisms and pointed out future research directions.


ASCE Subject Headings:
Logistics
Disasters