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A dynamic model for disaster response considering prioritized demand points

Daniel Rivera-Royero, Gina Galindo and Ruben Yie-Pinedo

Socio-Economic Planning Sciences, 2016, vol. 55, issue C, 59-75

Abstract: This paper addresses the problem of distributing relief supplies after the occurrence of a disaster. We develop a dynamic model to serve demand, while prioritizing the response, according to the level of urgency of demand points. Our model is thought to be applied during a planning horizon and it considers dynamic demand, capacity constraints and priorities. To evaluate the applicability of our model, we use a real case study of a flood occurred in Colombia. We also test the computational solvability of our model and we propose and test different solution methodologies for solving larger instances of our problem.

Keywords: Disaster management; Optimization; Humanitarian logistics; Prioritized demand (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2016
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