Preparedness is key to fast disaster response

22.2.2017 By Dr. Nathan Kunz, assistant professor of operations management, University of North Florida   Each hour counts when responding to a natural disaster, such as Hurricane Matthew which hit Haiti in October 2016. Affected populations are in desperate need for food, medicines or shelters. It took international relief organization based in the U.S. or […]

How could three emerging technological changes (3DP, RPAS and HCAs) impact the practice of humanitarian logistics ?

6.2.2017 Some thoughts about my current work, by Peter Tatham – Professor of Humanitarian Logistics, Griffith University (Queensland, Australia)   May I begin by using this Blog to wish all the readers and peaceful and successful 2017.  For those engaged in research, I hope that your endeavours bear fruit, and those who are undertaking the […]

Project MELOGIC 3/3 – Table top exercise in Vicenza

26.1.2017 One of the important elements of emergency planning is training exercises. The MELOGIC Project has organised table-top exercise with Italian RC.   One of the important elements of emergency planning is training exercises. Training exercise is particularly important for building and maintaining organisational knowledge. A written guideline and/or instruction of how to act during […]

Project MELOGIC 1/3 – Mapping the emergency logistics needs and problems

26.1.2017 As a part of MELOGIC Project, we conducted a field study in order to identify the needs and main challenges of the end-user partners to improve their emergency logistics management   The MELOGIC project is a DG ECHO funded research project with five partners from five different European countries. European University of Cyprus (Cyprus) […]

MELOGIC

25.1.2017 Melogic project Mapping the emergency logistics needs and problems   The MELOGIC project is a DG ECHO funded research project with five partners from five different European countries.   European University of Cyprus (Cyprus) University of Aegean (Greece) Regional (Vicenza) Italian Red Cross (Italy) CARITAS Teruel(Spain) Humanitarian Logistics and Supply Chain Research Institute (Finland) […]

Project MELOGIC – Mapping the emergency logistics needs and problems

20.1.2017 As a part of MELOGIC Project, we conducted a field study in order to identify the needs and main challenges of the end-user partner to improve their emergency logistics management The MELOGIC project is a DG ECHO funded research project with five partners from five different European countries. European University of Cyprus (Cyprus) University […]

Procuring innovation for known and unexpected needs – thoughts from the CAIUS seminar

5.12.2016 Thoughts on the CAIUS Seminar by Isabell Storsjö 17.11.2016 Public procurers are tasked with procuring products, services and works that fulfil the needs of the organisations. These needs may not only be defined by current consumption and obstacles, but also by expectations on the future and mitigation for unexpected events. The project CAIUS (Cascading […]