Academic lectures:Emergency Logistics in Large-Scale Disaster Context: Achievements and Challenges
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Report Title: Emergency Logistics in Large-Scale Disaster Context: Achievements and Challenges
Reporter(Institution): Prof. Yufei Yuan(McMaster University)
Time: 10:00.am,29th October, 2013
Location: B-201, Building of Economics & Management, Jiulonghu Campus
Abstract: There is growing research interest in emergency logistics in the operations research (OR) community. Different from normal business operations, emergency response for large scale disaster is very complex and there are many challenges need to deal with. Research on emergency logistics is still in its infancy stage. Understanding the challenges and new research directions becomes much imperative. In this paper, we present a literature review of emergency logistics in the context of large-scale disasters. First, we identify key characteristics of large-scale disasters and assess their challenges to emergency logistics. Second, we analyze and summarize the current literature on how to deal with these challenges. Finally, we discuss existing gaps in relevant research and suggest future research directions.