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 […]

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. […]