Archive for February 2012

Natural Disaster Management Planning

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Natural disaster management planning: A study of logistics managers responding to the tsunami
Year: 
2007

After the 2004 tsunami, which heavily affected parts of Thailand and Indonesia, national and international disaster response was quick to support the affected regions.

Within several weeks of the disaster, approximately 400 international non government organizations (NGOs) were working in Indonesia alone providing basic assistance to the affected population.

Introduction to disaster relief

Several factors are necessary to improve response activities:

Videos - This Week in Supply Chain Management (8 / 2012)

This week we’ll keep it short.
Even though I stumbled upon several articles this week, I found only few useful to post them here.

SC Design: Organizational Roles in Network Management

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Managing Supply Networks: Organizational Roles in Network Management
Year: 
2005

Supply chain design and optimization has been covered in this blog to a great extend. The concept of design implicitly assumes that there is at least one designer, who decides how the desired “optimal” supply chain design should look like.

Defining a supply chain as a group of legally independent companies, shows that the complexity in this decision process might be drastically increased, since one has to include multiple players and their goals in the process.

Apple Supply Chain - This Week in Supply Chain Management (7 / 2012)

I hope you had a good week. My simulation model gets its final touches, so that all my scenarios run smoothly and (hopefully) produce some interesting results.
Last week I started with some basic supply chain scenarios like serial, convergent and divergent — and I liked the results. The next step will be to include some more demanding structures. First will be a consumer goods supply chain as highlighted here in the blog.

Design and Operation of a Hydrogen Supply Chain

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Design and Operation of a Future Hydrogen Supply Chain
Year: 
2006

Increasing oil prices make it more rewarding to look for alternative energy sources to fuel future propulsion.
In the case of the reviewed paper today I selected one of a few papers I recently discovered on this topic. If you like to know more just let me know.The basic assumption of this paper sets hydrogen as the replacement energy storage for oil.

h5. Oil availability peak

Risk Healthcheck - This Week in Supply Chain Management (6 / 2012)

This week was low on news, beside the frosty temperatures in Europe.

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