A CASE STUDY FOR PRE-POSITIONING A GLOBAL HUMANITARIAN RELIEF NETWORK

In this case study, we have investigated the optimal design of a network of warehouses to be pre-positioned for humanitarian relief operations to be executed when expected disasters happen. A model which is previously introduced in the literature is applied with the most recent data. The model respo...

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Main Author: Ertan Yakıcı
Format: Article
Language:English
Published: National Defense University Barbaros Naval Sciences and Engineering Institute Journal of Naval Science and Engineering 2017-04-01
Series:Journal of Naval Science and Engineering
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Online Access:http://dergipark.gov.tr/jnse/issue/29298/313696?publisher=msu
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Summary:In this case study, we have investigated the optimal design of a network of warehouses to be pre-positioned for humanitarian relief operations to be executed when expected disasters happen. A model which is previously introduced in the literature is applied with the most recent data. The model responds to decision requirements in both locations of warehouses and allocation of resources to these warehouses, assuming the disaster pattern of last decade will continue. A sensitivity analysis is also conducted to observe how the average response time changes as the allowed number of warehouses increases.
ISSN:1304-2025