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Emergency Logistics in a Large-Scale Disaster Context: Achievements and Challenges

by Yiping Jiang 1,* and Yufei Yuan 2
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Department of Management Engineering, Nanjing Agricultural University, Nanjing 210031, China
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DeGroote School of Business, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON M8S 4M4, Canada
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2019, 16(5), 779; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph16050779
Received: 12 November 2018 / Revised: 2 February 2019 / Accepted: 19 February 2019 / Published: 4 March 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Advances in Hazard, Risk and Disaster Management)
There is growing research interest in emergency logistics within the operations research (OR) community. Different from normal business operations, emergency response for large scale disasters is very complex and there are many challenges to deal with. Research on emergency logistics is still in its infancy stage. Understanding the challenges and new research directions is very important. In this paper, we present a literature review of emergency logistics in the context of large-scale disasters. The main contributions of our study include three aspects: First, we identify key characteristics of large-scale disasters and assess their challenges to emergency logistics. Second, we analyze and summarize the current literature on how to deal with these challenges. Finally, we discuss existing gaps in the relevant research and suggest future research directions. View Full-Text
Keywords: large-scale disaster; emergency response; emergency logistics; humanitarian logistics; operations research large-scale disaster; emergency response; emergency logistics; humanitarian logistics; operations research
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Jiang, Y.; Yuan, Y. Emergency Logistics in a Large-Scale Disaster Context: Achievements and Challenges. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2019, 16, 779.

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