Decision support in supply chain management for disaster relief in Somalia

Show simple item record Van Wyk, Estelle Yadavalli, Venkata S. Sarma Carstens, Herman 2013-06-21T13:40:39Z 2013-06-21T13:40:39Z 2013
dc.description.abstract Somalia, a country situated in Eastern Africa has been struggling between rival warlords and an inability to deal with famine. Diseases have resulted to the deaths of up to millions of people. According to a New York Times article on 25 November 2011, Somalia has become a suffering and failed state. The inadequate infrastructure and poorly planned logistics of Somalia may lead to the destruction of the country. To address these concerns, it is necessary that humanitarian aid is prepositioned to provide victims with sufficient relief. This chapter addresses some of the issues in supply chain management with the trade-off between stockpile cost and shortage cost by using pre-emptive multi-objective programming. The proposed criteria of the model are described. This is followed by a case study based on Somalia, illustrating the functionality of the model. en_US
dc.description.librarian hb2013 en_US
dc.description.sponsorship National Research Foundation and the University of Pretoria. en_US
dc.description.uri en_US
dc.identifier.citation Van Wyk, E, Yadavalli, VSS & Carstens, H 2013, 'Decision support in supply chain management for disaster relief in Somalia', Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing , vol. 203, pp. 13-22. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 2194-5357 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 2194-5365 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.1007/978-3-642-35461-8_2
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Springer en_US
dc.rights Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg en_US
dc.subject Somalia en_US
dc.subject Chain Management en_US
dc.subject Disaster relief en_US
dc.title Decision support in supply chain management for disaster relief in Somalia en_US
dc.type Postprint Article en_US

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