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Emergency relief logistics: an evaluation of military, non-military and composite response models

Pettit, Stephen John ORCID: and Beresford, Anthony Kenneth Charles ORCID: 2005. Emergency relief logistics: an evaluation of military, non-military and composite response models. International Journal of Logistics Research and Applications 8 (4) , pp. 313-331. 10.1080/13675560500407325

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The nature of a particular disaster or emergency determines the form of response and the mix of military or non-military commitment. Whatever the balance between military and non-military involvement, logistical support and replenishment of supplies form crucial aspects of the stabilisation process. This paper examines the processes involved in emergency relief and highlights the relationships between the participating bodies. A generic portrayal of emergency response was initially proposed by Jennings et al. (Emergency relief logistics: a disaster response model, Occasional Paper No. 64, Cardiff University, 2000) and discussed further by Beresford et al. (Emergency relief logistics: a disaster response model, in Proceedings of the Logistics Research Network Conference, 2002, pp. 121–128). This paper presents recent research that proposes a refined model for logistics requirements in emergency conditions, taking account of existing response models, both military and non-military, and of results from field research conducted partially under sponsorship by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport. The composite model proposed here, which incorporates Jennings et al. 's model as well as the military/non-military dimension, appears to be robust and workable in a range of geopolitical and operational circumstances.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Business (Including Economics)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
U Military Science > U Military Science (General)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Humanitarian aid; Emergency relief; Military; Non-military; Models
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISSN: 1367-5567
Last Modified: 21 Oct 2022 10:14

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