What really matters in locating shared humanitarian stockpiles: Evidence from the WASH cluster

Sander De Leeuw*, Laura Rock Kopczak, Martijn Blansjaar

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Abstract

Through a case study of locating shared stockpiles at the United Nations Water Sanitation and Health (WASH) cluster, we contribute to literature by characterizing the real overriding complexities that impact location of shared humanitarian stockpiles. We find that unique complexities related to 1) demand patterns/projections, 2) charter and commercial transport rate structures and uncertainties, 3) interagency supply and dispatch networks, 4) how programs and donors define service requirements and provide direction, and 5) in-kind service donations, all come into play and materially affect the analysis. We recommend that further research be done in these areas.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCollaborative Networks for a Sustainable World - 11th IFIP WG 5.5 Working Conference on Virtual Enterprises, PRO-VE 2010, Proceedings
EditorsLuis M. Camarinho-Matos, Xavier Boucher, Hamideh Afsarmanesh
PublisherSpringer New York LLC
Pages166-172
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9783642159619
ISBN (Print)9783642159602
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes
Event11th IFIP WG 5.5 Working Conference on Virtual Enterprises, PRO-VE 2010 - St. Etienne, France
Duration: 11 Oct 201013 Oct 2010

Publication series

NameIFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology
Volume336 AICT
ISSN (Print)1868-4238

Conference

Conference11th IFIP WG 5.5 Working Conference on Virtual Enterprises, PRO-VE 2010
CountryFrance
CitySt. Etienne
Period11/10/1013/10/10

Keywords

  • collaboration
  • humanitarian logistics
  • supply chain design

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