Effective logistics play a critical role in disaster preparation and response, but how can those working in this field deliver in environments which are often dangerous and unstable? Humanitarian Logistics provides thought-provoking guidance and discussion of the core issues facing practitioners involved in managing the logistics of disaster relief. With insights from academics and practitioners who have worked in these situations, this multi-contributed book offers suggestions for best practice and international perspectives on the nature of the humanitarian logistics challenge.
Now in its 3rd edition, Humanitarian Logistics is fully updated and contains new chapters on providing support for complex emergencies, waste management and reverse logistics, the application of value stream analysis and the potential of new technologies such as 3D printing, cash transfer programmes and drones. With a particular focus on pre-disaster preparation and inter-agency cooperation, this book is essential reading for anyone who needs to understand how to respond effectively during a disaster or crisis. Includes online resources for lecturers and students.
"Humanitarian Logistics by Tatham and Christopher has been a staple in my managing humanitarian supply chain courses. Its coverage is current, relevant and in-depth. Arguably the best book on humanitarian logistics in the market."--Nezih Altay, Co-editor, Journal of Humanitarian Logistics & Supply Chain Management
"Already the third edition of this great initiative. Humanitarian Logistics is not just a gripping must-read for anyone interested in current solutions and challenges, but thanks to the perseverance of the editors, it is becoming a chronicle of developing Humanitarian Supply Chain Management practice and theory in our decade."--Martijn Blansjaar, Head of Logistics and Supply, Oxfam GB
"This newest edition of Humanitarian Logistics represents succinctly and effectively the current thinking at the leading edge in humanitarian logistics and supply chain management. I always look forward to work by either Martin Christopher and Peter Tatham because in these scholars you see the working of leading researchers in this area, researchers who can effectively blend theory and practice. This book is another example of their mastery of this skill. Highly recommended."--Steven A. Melnyk, Professor of Supply Chain Management, Michigan State University