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The Maturity of Humanitarian Logistics against Recurrent Crises

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Supply Chain, Purcahsing and Project Management Department, Excelia Group, La Rochelle Business School, 17000 La Rochelle, France
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Engineering Department, Universidad del Pacifico, Lima 15072, Peru
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Engineering Department, Pontifica Universidad Católica del Peru, Lima 15088, Peru
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Environmental Engineering Department, Sao Paulo State University, São José dos Campos 12247-004, Brazil
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School of Business and Public Accounting, Faculty of Economic Sciences, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá Cra 45, Colombia
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Département Génie de l’Environnement et des Organisations, Institut Henri Fayol, Ecole des Mines de Saint-Etienne, 42000 Saint-Etienne, France
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Soc. Sci. 2020, 9(6), 90; https://doi.org/10.3390/socsci9060090
Received: 11 April 2020 / Revised: 18 May 2020 / Accepted: 25 May 2020 / Published: 27 May 2020
(This article belongs to the Section Social Policy)
This paper provides a framework to analyze the maturity of humanitarian logistics systems to face crisis situations related to recurrent events, and thus to identify the main areas of action and the community needs in terms of crisis logistics planning. First, the main notions of humanitarian logistics systems planning, and the theoretical contribution of maturity models are presented. Second, a maturity model for humanitarian logistics systems is proposed and the main categories of elements defining maturity extracted from literature. Then, the methodology to define the main elements of the maturity model via evidence is presented. This methodology combines a literature overview, a documentary analysis, and the development of three case studies, two located in Colombia and one in Peru. The main elements that characterize capability maturity model in humanitarian logistics systems facing recurrent crises are identified, from which the administration of donations, design of a distribution network, and the choice of suppliers are highlighted. The practical implications of the framework are proposed to allow its use to anticipate humanitarian logistics system for future crises. The framework allowed a first analysis guide and will be further extended. View Full-Text
Keywords: humanitarian logistics; maturity model; recurrent crises humanitarian logistics; maturity model; recurrent crises
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Gonzalez-Feliu, J.; Chong, M.; Vargas-Florez, J.; de Brito, I., Jr.; Osorio-Ramirez, C.; Piatyszek, E.; Quiliche Altamirano, R. The Maturity of Humanitarian Logistics against Recurrent Crises. Soc. Sci. 2020, 9, 90.

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