This report mainly focuses on the humanitarian logistics followed by different organizations. The humanitarian organizations adopt different strategies to help the affected areas. This all can be done by the best utilization of supply chain management procedures to overcome the difficulties and complications on the way to promote humanitarian practices. The UNHRD, Red Cross and Red Crescent societies and DREF promotes the humanitarian relief rograms throughout the world with their best logistics activities with their expertise. They have distribution centers in different areas to cover the disasters area in the whole world. If these humanitarian organizations facing any problems then how they deal with it and what are the measurements they have to adopt to build the supply chain management faster and more optimistically in the future. Being ruling all over the world by these major organizations, Dubai places an important role for these organizations to cover the Middle East and Asian countries.
How they get different aids and donations to Dubai and how they transfer these goods to different places, all the steps are shown in this report. It also provides the progress of knowledge for the expertise to work in the future upon the concept. The consequences of this report focus on the outline of supply chain management solutions to triumph over the logistical practices during relief operations. Humanitarian Logistics emphasizes on the significance of logistics with respect to provide aid to the affected areas as well as to keep their disaster management operations on the successful tract.
Getting the right product to the right place in the right quantity at the right time, in the best condition and at an acceptable cost is the challenge of logistics. It’s an area that embraces purchasing and supplier management, materials management and manufacturing, inventory management and warehousing, distribution and transport, and customer service. With all this said I do believe that ...
It clearly shows the different designs of the system of logistics and the co-ordination which is mandatory for the logistics agencies. Humanitarian operations logistics is required to procure, store and distribute supplies for the support of beneficiaries. In order to make it effectively humanitarian logistics must coordinate with other actors and be considered throughout the duration of humanitarian operations. This essay will see the sights how humanitarian logistics information systems can: . Integrate logistics units into the broader humanitarian supply chain throughout the organization. 2. Enhance logistics activities and provide continuous support across the preparedness, response, transition, recovery and mitigation phases of disaster management cycle. 3. Create new possibilities for collaboration between humanitarian organizations. In these ways humanitarian logistics information systems can also improve the efficiency and effectiveness of humanitarian operations. DEFINITIONS
Humanitarian logistics is a branch of logistics which specializes in organizing the delivery and warehousing of supplies during natural disasters or complex emergencies to the affected area and people (Source Wikkipedia) Humanitarian logistics is an increasingly popular term that is being bandied about in the nonprofit world as a result of the many disasters the world has been experiencing and the coverage these disasters have been getting. Humanitarian logistics can be defined as the delivery and warehousing of supplies during natural disasters or complex emergencies to people in an affected area. Source: By Brian Lariche, 2009) 2. KEY OBJECTIVES Some key objectives which must be taken into consideration. * To study and observe the activities of humanitarian logistic system and to apply it on the logistics operations * The system should be easily understandable so that everyone know the idea of logistics processes.
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World food program is world largest humanitarian organization and has very huge supply chain which is their basic need to fulfill their core objectives and fighting against the global hunger. With 2008 figures the WFP provided 3. 9 million ton food packages to the disaster’s victims per year and now in 2010 the figures are 5 million metric tons of food per year (source April 2010).
WFP with the help of ocean vessels, trucks, train and air transport system they deliver their packages wherever it’s needed. The logistics network of WFP starts from the ports of North America, Europe and Asia.
On average the WFP operating 59 aircraft, 41 ships, and 5100 trucks on any given day (Source April 2010).
Being stronger hold over about 80 countries the WFP has a very wide-ranging local network and technical expertise to supervise large scale of logistics activities and operations. WFP is at the top of humanitarian logistics activities as confirmed by its management role in the logistics world. a. SHIPPING The large portion of the transportation of WFPs logistics is done through shipping and delivers the aid to the final destinations. Shipping is an important element of the logistics system of WFP operations.
Nearly 250 ships are ready all the time whenever there is a need of aid in any part of the world and can deliver thousands of food and commodities on a very short notice (source March 2010) . WFP also possess specialized vessels which contains supply vessels, landing expertise and traveler ships. b. AVIATION WFP plays an important role in aviation side. As WFP is very responsive to the disaster and a lead player in the world of humanitarian logistics, if there is no road or when security situation obstruct the access to the final point, air transportation plays a vital role to transfer the aid and management personnel to the affected areas.
WFP has a much managed humanitarian air services in Africa, Asia and America and because of UN humanitarian air services they provides passenger air transport services throughout the humanitarian community which is working in more than 200 locations globally (source March 2010).
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WFP furthermore assemble planned airlifts on behalf of other organizations for the transport of assistance shipments.
More or less half of the goods and commodities are produced in the same country or where the disaster took place and the rest of the food is procured internationally by ships and deliver it to the respective ports. After that a major role plays here in supply chain where the combination of road, rail and river transport to deliver the food. WFP has nearly 5100 vehicles by which they can transport the goods at any time on the road. If in a situation where the local market is unable to provide the required transportation then WFP makes its own convoy.