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By Christopher W. Zobel, Nezih Altay, Mark P. Haselkorn

ISBN-10: 3319244167

ISBN-13: 9783319244167

ISBN-10: 3319244183

ISBN-13: 9783319244181

This quantity offers a survey of present study difficulties and ends up in humanitarian operations study. also, it discusses present purposes of humanitarian operations study, and considers new study efforts that sincerely expand current study and functions. The booklet is split into 3 sections that supply an outline of the topic, a glance on the concept, and an exam of applications.

The evaluation part provides chapters on modeling ways and metrics to guage nonprofit operations; leader findings of fieldwork learn in catastrophe reaction logistics; using funds as a sort of reduction; and measuring markets that provide cash-based humanitarian interventions.

The idea part comprises chapters that learn the associate proliferation challenge in catastrophe reaction networks; a case examine of humanitarian logistics that examines how humanitarian tradition informs swap adoption; and a glance on the present state-of-the-art for info visibility in humanitarian operations.

Finally, the appliance part makes a speciality of blood items, vaccines, and nutrition suggestions, with person chapters on effective inventorying and distribution of blood items in the course of failures; a close examine modeling within the context of the vaccine provide chain; a framework for reaching fairness, effectiveness, and potency in nutrients financial institution operations; and a spatio-temporal vulnerabili

ty evaluate of the resilience of a inhabitants tormented by surprising loss of food.

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Nonprofit operations can be found in different contexts, such as humanitarian disaster relief, health care or community services. In this chapter we argue that context is important but the examples, strategies, and metrics studied in one applied area can be borrowed by other types of nonprofit operations that can learn and adapt the presented tools to their own contexts. Multiple papers in the OR/MS literature have proposed metrics to evaluate the performance of generic supply chains or operations (Beamon 1999; Chan and Qi 2003; Shepherd and Gunter 2006), but most of them focus on for-profit cases, suggesting metrics and analyzing examples which revolve around the concept of profit or surplus.

For example, in the input metrics category we devote some paragraphs to talk about shortage costs as well as donations and in the output metrics category we pay significant attention to equity and equality measures. Similar approaches as the one employed in this chapter have been used to study performance metrics in supply chain management in general. For example, Neely et al. (1995) identify two types of measures to evaluate supply chain performance: effectiveness and efficiency. Beamon (1999) classifies the measures in three types: resources, outputs, and flexibility.

2009) study how OR tools can contribute to access to care. , organ allocation) are essential to improving this access. Examples of these works are Griffin et al. (2008) that maximize the total weighted demand coverage of needy population served by studying the optimal location, number, and capacity levels of community health centers. A second example is Daskin and Dean (2004) that review location planning formulations in health care, where by accessibility they refer to the ability of patients to reach the health care facility or the health care providers to reach patients.

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