By Matthias Klumpp, Sander de Leeuw, Alberto Regattieri, Robert de Souza
This contributed quantity combines conceptual and strategic learn articles facing the "why" and "to what finish" of sustainable operations in humanitarian logistics, in addition to operational examine contributions concerning the "how" from the United countries in addition to from researchers and corporations from various international locations (Germany, Australia, Singapore, Netherlands, Italy, Denmark, Jordan). the objective viewers essentially includes learn specialists, choice makers and practitioners within the box, however the publication can also be priceless for graduate students.
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1995; Kilbourne et al. 2002; Purser et al. 1995), to a more balanced and holistic view of the world. 4 outlines the ﬁrst steps towards this goal, namely a sustainable HL planning and decision-making framework that incorporates the key elements of sustainability such as economic, environmental/ecological sensitivity, and equity and community participation, as well as joint decision-making with beneﬁciaries of relief. 4 An Outline of Sustainable HL Planning and Decision-Making Framework Based on the foregoing discussions, and pulling all the strings together, humanitarian practitioners and their logisticians, as well as donors and governments, may need to consider four components that comprise the suggested framework: (a) the economic/environmental rejuvenation of affected communities; (b) the careful sequencing and prioritization of the phases of humanitarian assistance and humanitarian logistics; (c) social inclusion, community participation and consensus building; and (d) keeping an integrated view of all humanitarian logistics activities and the programs that they support.
For example, when a disaster occurs, rich people have relatively greater resources to fall back on than poor people. Also, individuals with social networks have more friends and relatives to help them get back onto their feet than those without social resources and networks. The current approaches to HL planning and response ignores such issues of pre-existing social vulnerability, because the focus of HL in humanitarian and disaster response is often narrowly construed. It tends to ignore existing environmental hazards and increasing vulnerability (Overstreet et al.
2000) such as systematically and routinely brieﬁng agencies on military capabilities, appointing permanent “humanitarian advisors” and sponsoring partnerships with Center of Excellence as well as conferences and seminars. 5 Conclusion Skyttner identiﬁes in (2005) a set of general principals which characterize the systems thinking approach: Holism, regulation, hierarchy, differentiation, entropy, equiﬁnality and multiﬁnality are among the most relevant. The consideration of such principals while attempting to make logistics systems in general and HL-systems in particular more sustainable is the core of systems-oriented methodologies not only in research and education but also in any practical implementation.