Relevance of Humanitarian Logistics Research: Best Practices and Way Forward (Summary)

18.12.2017 By Nathan Kunz, Luk N. Van Wassenhove, Maria Besiou, Christophe Hambye, Gyöngyi Kovacs   This paper is based on a panel discussion at the 2015 conference of the European Operations Management Association (EurOMA). The panel brought together three academics and one practitioner to discuss how humanitarian logistics research can become more relevant for practice. […]

Journal of Humanitarian Logistics – 2017 round up

11.12.2017 By Claire Jackson, Senior Publisher: Operations, Logistics and Quality, Emerald Publishing   Launched in 2011, JHLSCM remains the only dedicated outlet for academic and practitioner research on humanitarian logistics and supply chain management. Under the Editorship of Nezih Altay and Ira Haavisto the journal is going from strength to strength. A full list of […]

Effectively managing transport operations also provides environment benefits

20.11.2017 By David B. Grant, Professor of Supply Chain Management & Social Responsibility   The World Meteorological Organization’s October 2017 Greenhouse Gas Bulletin (see https://public.wmo.int/en/media/press-release/greenhouse-gas-concentrations-surge-new-record) reports there has been a 40% increase in total radiative forcing since 1990 – the warming effect on our climate – citing figures from the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric […]

Changing Humanitarian Supply Chains, the impact of CASH…

6.11.2017 By Graham Heaslip, Head of School of Business, Galway Mayo Institute of Technology and Professor in Supply Chain Management and Social Responsibility, Hanken   We are experiencing the Fourth Industrial Revolution – digitisation, robots, artificial intelligence, 3D printing, and the internet of things (IOT). These transformations have changed the way in which we work. […]

Theory VS Practice – Academia’s dilemma

30.10.2017 By James R. Stock; Fulbright-Hanken Distinguished Professor of Business & Economics; Distinguished University Professor and Frank Harvey Endowed Professor of Marketing, Muma College of Business, University of South Florida   The adage, certainly not new, for academicians, has been “publish or perish.” Of course, that phrase is not literally true, but it can be […]

Poland and humanitarian aid – from beneficiary to donor

19.10.2017 By Dr Wojciech Piotrowicz, Associate Professor in Sustainable Supply Chains, Social Responsibility and Humanitarian Logistics   Poland, after economic transition, moved from being the beneficiary of the humanitarian aid to a donor country. However, as my recent interviews suggests the memory of assistance received from abroad years ago is still alive among generations, which […]

Kits: definition with an application to humanitarian logistics

2.10.2017 By Alain Vaillancourt, Lecturer in Operations and Supply Chain Management, Coventry university What kits are Bozer and McGinnis define kits as “a specific collection of components and/or subassemblies that together (i.e., in the same container) support one or more assembly operations for a given product or “shop order.”” (Bozer & McGinnis, 1992). In the […]