Building a Nexus for Research – Technology, Policy, and Business

2.5.2019 By Prof Joseph Sarkis, PhD, Professor at Foisie School of Business, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, USA and HUMLOG International Research Fellow at Hanken School of Economics, Finland   Solving problems and innovation requires creativity. Research requires problem solving and innovative ideas; that is, we seek to expand the body of knowledge.   I was watching […]

Safely securing humanitarians and humanitarian aid deliveries in conflict zones

29.4.2019 By David Grant, Professor in Supply Chain Management and Social Responsibility, Hanken; Hlekiwe Kachali, Project Leader and Gyöngyi Kovács, Erkko Professor in Humanitarian Logistics, Hanken   #NotATarget is more than just a hashtag, it is the result of numerous attacks on humanitarians and humanitarian aid deliveries. Looking at the statistics of Aid in Danger […]

A time for sustainable supply chain action and a resource for innervation

8.4.2019 By Joseph Sarkis, PhD, Professor at Foisie School of Business, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, USA and HUMLOG International Research Fellow at Hanken School of Economics, Finland   The advent of organizations managing environmental and social issues has been a concern since the beginning of corporations. Supplying jobs, goods and services to society, while maintaining a […]

The need for social cultural considerations in an increasingly digitalised humanitarian world: iTRACK a case study

10.12.2018 By Olivia Iannelli, Research Analyst at Trilateral Research Ltd.   Recent years have seen an increase in the development and implementation of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in the humanitarian sphere.  Non-governmental organizations (NGOs), international agencies, humanitarian organisations, governments, and private sector actors have in fact begun “designing, adopting, and employing ICTs including smartphone […]

Affordable technologies and humanitarian aid

24.8.2018 Amin Maghsoudi, Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Tehran (UT) and HUMLOG fellow   Humanitarian response is currently hampered by a lack of real time, accurate data and information on needs with regards to the number of affected communities, areas prone to disaster, and aid supplies stored at the different points with different […]

Evaluating the Logistics Emergency Response Unit Foundation Training of Finnish Red Cross

9.4.2018 By Karl-Kristian Stuns, whose Master’s thesis was awarded by the HUMLOG board this year.   It all started in April 2016 after my participation in the Logistics Emergency Response Unit (ERU) Foundation training of Finnish Red Cross (FRC). The course is an intensive one-week training program covering many areas of disaster relief logistics. This […]

UNHCR Supply Chain Certification programme

15.2.2018 By Linda Annala and Minchul Sohn, PhD Students, Hanken   Under the project “UNHCR Supply Chain Certification programme”, HUMLOG Institute aims to co-design and co-develop educational programmes jointly with UNHCR’s Global Learning Centre. The need for such a programme has evolved parallel with the development of new organizational career paths at UNHCR. The overall […]

Towards a more beneficiary-centric humanitarian supply chains…

30.1.2018 By Tunca Tabaklar, PhD. Tunca defended his doctoral thesis in Supply Chain Management and Social Responsibility: Scalability and resilience in humanitarian supply chains on December 16, 2017.   As humanitarian crises increasingly become part of our daily lives, humanitarian logistics and humanitarian supply chain management are becoming more important than they have ever been. […]

You said collaboration?

24.1.2018 By Marie-Lou Manca, Project Assistant, HUMLOG Institute and Sanchi Maheshwari, PRME Coordinator, Hanken School of Economics   Last year marked the beginning of operational and formalised cooperation between the three research institutes at Hanken, CCR, GODESS and HUMLOG. The institutes decided to put into practice an idea, which is often preached in academia but […]