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Mobile logistics hubs - Nepal
Abstract:
Disaster response is very challenging. Logistics hubs play a critical role in improving overall responsiveness and effectiveness of the humanitarian supply chain; determining their optimal location contributes to an effective supply chain. The April 2015 Nepal earthquake highlighted the importance of having in-country mobile logistics hubs, yet the process of determining their ideal sites has been based on a subjective decision process. This study aims to determine the best placements for Mobile Logistics Hubs (MLHs) across the country by considering the disaster scenarios of earthquakes, landslides, and floods. This study employs the concepts of human development, disaster risk, and transportation accessibility to reflect Nepal’s socioeconomic, geo-climatic, and topographical features. The study uses an amalgamation of quantitative and qualitative approaches to determine an optimal solution for Nepal which has limited resources for investment in disaster preparedness. It uses a modified version of the maximal covering location problem to determine the number and location of MLHs and fuzzy factor rating system and fuzzy multi-attribute group decision-making approach to identify the order of establishment of the MLHs. #WFP #MobilelogisticshubsNepal2019
Publisher: WFP Type / Script:
Publication  in  English
Keywords:
DISASTER RELIEF, EMERGENCY RELIEF, HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE, HUMANITARIAN INTERVENTION, HUMANITARIAN LOGISTICS, FACILITY LOCATION PROBLEM,EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS,MOBILE LOGISTICS HUB (MLH).
Thematic Group:
WFP, (2019)
Thesaurus:
13.03.00 - Special Humanitarian Operations
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