How Humanitarian Logistics Can Inform a New Normal for Supply Chains – Post-COVID-19

11.05.2020 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 & Gyöngyi Kovács, Erkko Professor in Humanitarian Logistics, Hanken. The COVID-19 pandemic has caused devastation to people’s health, safety, and livelihoods. It has also caused our supply chains to […]

Logistics and its impact on society – A doctoral course at Hanken

28.8.2019 By Christian Fikar, Assistant Professor at WU Vienna University of Economics and Business & HUMLOG Research Associate   As highlighted in various posts here on the HUMLOG blog, logistics activities can have a substantial impact on societies. As a Visiting Researcher at Hanken who works with topics concerning decision support systems for time-critical logistics […]

The newest members of the HUMLOG team

14.8.2019 By Mikaela Gerkman and Mimmi Pöysti, Administrative Assistants at HUMLOG Institute.   Kristjana Adalgeirsdottir, Mikaela Gerkman and Mimmi Pöysti started their new positions at the HUMLOG Institute last week. Kristjana will work on project management and funding applications, whereas Mikaela and Mimmi will handle the administration of the institute.   Kristjana was born and […]

“Our first touch with real issues humanitarian organizations face” – Some words about Hanken CSR and Humanitarian Logistics course

20.5.2019 By Hanken students Claire Dubosc, Karoliina Ahtiainen, Sara Paananen and Juulia Orimus   During our first academic year, we (as Hanken’s Humanitarian Logistics students) had a project course included in our curricula. Our mission was to conduct a project for Finn Church Aid, which is focused on education in emergencies. The aim was to […]

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 […]