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 […]

Research impact and the “post-Truth”

31.5.2017 By Eija Susanna Meriläinen, Doctoral Student   The Brexit vote, referendum in Turkey and Trump presidency. The waves of nationalist populism in the global North have awaken fears in the research communities. The repercussions for researchers have in the short-term varied between inconveniencing and deadly. The mobility of European researchers between the U.K. and […]

Visit to Finnish Red Cross Logistics Centre with the Humanitarian logistics course students

20.4.2017 (February 13th 2017) As a part of Humanitarian logistics course, 16 students had the opportunity to visit the Finnish Red Cross logistics centre in Kalkku, Tampere. Ari Mäntyvaara, logistic coordinator, was the guide during the visit of the centre and shared with the participants some of his experiences of operations on the field.   […]

Strengthening Supply Chains for the Next Epidemic Response, evidence from the 2014 West Africa Ebola Outbreak

4.4.2017 By Emily Gooding, winner of the HUMLOG best Master’s thesis Award 2017   The response to the 2014 West Africa Ebola outbreak consumed hundreds of thousands of boots, examination gloves, and liters of chlorine. The supply chains that brought these critical relief items to Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone relied on a series of […]