Humanitarian Logistics (3rd ed.)

Meeting the Challenge of Preparing For and Responding To Disasters

by Peter Tatham, Martin Christopher

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  • 9780749481445
  • 9780749481452

Effective logistics play a critical role in disaster preparation and response, but how can those working in this field deliver in environments which are often dangerous and unstable? Humanitarian Logistics provides thought-provoking guidance and discussion of the core issues facing practitioners involved in managing the logistics of disaster relief. With insights from academics and practitioners who have worked in these situations, this multi-contributed book offers suggestions for best practice and international perspectives on the nature of the humanitarian logistics challenge.

Now in its third edition, Humanitarian Logistics is fully updated and contains new chapters on providing support for complex emergencies, waste management and reverse logistics, the application of value stream analysis and the potential of new technologies such as 3D printing, cash transfer programmes and drones. With a particular focus on pre-disaster preparation and inter-agency cooperation, this book is essential reading for anyone who needs to understand how to respond effectively during a disaster or crisis.


  • Kogan Page; May 2018
  • ISBN: 9780749481452
  • Edition: 3
  • Read online, or download in secure PDF or secure ePub format
  • Title: Humanitarian Logistics
  • Author: Peter Tatham (ed.); Martin Christopher (ed.)
  • Imprint: Kogan Page
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9780749481445
  • 9780749481452

About The Author

Professor Peter Tatham is a leading international researcher in the field of humanitarian logistics, and is the Head of the Department of International Business and Asian Studies at Griffith Business School, Queensland, Australia.

Martin Christopher is Emeritus Professor of Marketing and Logistics at Cranfield University, UK. His work in the field of logistics and supply chain management has gained international recognition. He is a regular contributor to conferences and workshops around the world.