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Planning the delivery of relief supplies upon the occurrence of a natural disaster while considering the assembly process of the relief kits

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

Socio-Economic Planning Sciences, 2020, vol. 69, issue C

Abstract: Models for the distribution of relief supplies often assume immediate availability of relief items upon the occurrence of a natural disaster. However, such an assumption does not always apply in realistic settings. In some cases, at least it is necessary to assemble relief items into kits before distributing them among the affected population. This paper presents a rolling horizon methodology that considers dynamic parameters such as demand, capacities and demand priorities for the problem of distributing relief supplies after the occurrence of a natural disaster by including such assembling activities before the delivery.

Keywords: Disaster planning and management; Humanitarian logistics; Distribution planning; Assembly of relief kits (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2020
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DOI: 10.1016/j.seps.2019.01.004

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