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Streamlining humanitarian relief operations: the case of United Nations Peace Keeping Operations

Diaz, Angel; Claes, Björn and Borla, Gabriele (2007). Streamlining humanitarian relief operations: the case of United Nations Peace Keeping Operations. In: 18th Annual Conference of the Production and Operations Management Society, 4-7 May 2007, Dallas, TX, USA.

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Abstract

This paper discusses supply chain and logistics issues that arise in the operations of the Peacekeeping base of the United Nations in Brindisi. First, a conceptual introduction of current lean-agile and risk debates in the supply chain literature is proposed, followed by a description of the operational activities of United Nations base at Brindisi. Then, the Peacekeeping operations are put in the context of the lean-agile debate, and possible logistics efficiency improvements are proposed.

Item Type: Conference Item
Copyright Holders: 2007 The Authors
Keywords: supply chain management; supply chain uncertainty; United Nation Logistics Base; Brindisi; lean logistics; agile logistics
Academic Unit/Department: Faculty of Business and Law (FBL) > Business
Faculty of Business and Law (FBL)
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Item ID: 32048
Depositing User: Björn Claes
Date Deposited: 08 Feb 2012 16:23
Last Modified: 05 Oct 2016 02:31
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/32048
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