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Facility Location Planning in Relief Logistics: Decision Support for German Authorities

Diehlmann, Florian

Abstract (englisch):
Disasters have devastating impacts on societies, affecting millions of people and businesses each year. The delivery of essential goods to beneficiaries in the aftermath of a disaster is one of the main objectives of relief logistics. In this context, selecting suitable locations for three different types of essential facilities is central: warehouses, distribution centers, and points of distribution. The present dissertation aims to improve relief logistics by advancing the location selection process and its core components.

Five studies published as companion articles address substantial aspects of relief logistics. Despite the case studies' geographical focus on Germany, valuable insights for relief logistics are derived that could also be applied to other countries. Study A addresses the importance of public-private collaboration in disasters and highlights the significance of considering differences in resources, capabilities, and strategies when using logistical models. Moreover, power differences, information sharing, and partner selection also play an important role. Study B elaborates on the challenges to identify candidate locations for warehouses, which are jointly used by public and private actors, and suggests a methodology to approach the collaborative warehouse selection process. ... mehr

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DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000133624
Veröffentlicht am 08.06.2021
Cover der Publikation
Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Industriebetriebslehre und Industrielle Produktion (IIP)
Publikationstyp Hochschulschrift
Publikationsdatum 08.06.2021
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator KITopen-ID: 1000133624
Verlag Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)
Umfang xiii, 283 S.
Art der Arbeit Dissertation
Fakultät Fakultät für Wirtschaftswissenschaften (WIWI)
Institut Institut für Industriebetriebslehre und Industrielle Produktion (IIP)
Prüfungsdatum 29.03.2021
Projektinformation NOLAN (BMBF, EU 6. RP, 13N14457)
NOLAN (BMBF, 13N14457)
Schlagwörter disaster, humanitarian logistics, relief logistics, crisis management, optimization, Germany, public-private partnership, authorities, collaboration
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Referent/Betreuer Schultmann, F.
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