SpringerBriefs in Business

Humanitarian Logistics

Cross-Sector Cooperation in Disaster Relief Management

Authors: Cozzolino, Alessandra

  • ​Suggests a list of tips on how to valorize crosslearning opportunities between  logistics service provider (profit) and the humanitarian organization (non-profit) in disaster reliefs​

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About this book

​​​​​​​​​​​​Humanitarian logistics has received increasing interest both from logistics academics and practitioners as a result of the dramatic increase in both natural and man-made disasters. The impact on affected populations can be all the more limited as much as the logistics operations in response to emergencies are effective and efficient. Collaboration with various relevant actors involving in the emergency resolution can help to reduce costs, increase speed, and improve the leanness/agility level in the humanitarian supply chain, and viceversa, poor coordination among them is cited as an explanation for performance gaps. As disasters become increasingly complex better collaboration not only with government agencies, military units, humanitarian organizations, but also through partnerships with private business becomes more and more important. However, such partnerships are not easy as organizations in the two sectors are extremely different. The main aim of this study is exploring more in depth the partnership between profit and non-profit in emergency relief operations, with a specific attention to the cross-learning potential for both the logistics service provider (profit) and the humanitarian organization (non-profit).

About the authors

Alessandra Cozzolino is an assistant professor of management at the Department of Management at Sapienza University in Rome, where she teaches innovation management and organization science. She gained her PhD in management and finance in 2007 at the same university. She also is a lecturer in management at Luiss Guido Carli University in Rome. Her research focus is in the areas of humanitarian logistics and supply chain management, logistics services provider strategies, packaging innovation management, and sustainability within supply chains and operations. Her more recent publications have appeared in Journal of Humanitarian Logistics and Supply Chain Management and European Journal of Innovation Management. The author can be contacted at: alessandra.cozzolino@uniroma1.it.

Reviews

From the reviews:

“The book’s target audience is students, practitioners, and other individuals interested in the subject of cross-sector collaboration in the context of humanitarian crises. … This book provides a good overview of the academic literature on humanitarian logistics and links it with the literature on logistics and supply chain management in the private sector. … I would definitely recommend this book to a reader who wants a quick summary of this topic.” (Jurgita Balaisyte, Interfaces, Vol. 43 (5), September-October, 2013)

Table of contents (4 chapters)

  • The Burning Topic

    Cozzolino, Alessandra

    Pages 1-3

  • Humanitarian Logistics and Supply Chain Management

    Cozzolino, Alessandra

    Pages 5-16

  • Humanitarian Supply Chain Relationships: Working Together to Meet the Challenge of Preparing for and Responding to Disasters

    Cozzolino, Alessandra

    Pages 17-37

  • Emblematic Example of Strategic Cross-Sector Partnership: Logistics Emergency Teams

    Cozzolino, Alessandra

    Pages 39-48

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Softcover $49.95
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  • ISBN 978-3-642-30185-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Humanitarian Logistics
Book Subtitle
Cross-Sector Cooperation in Disaster Relief Management
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Business
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-30186-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-30186-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-30185-8
Series ISSN
2191-5482
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 48
Number of Illustrations and Tables
7 b/w illustrations
Topics