A community-based approach to supply chain design

Kovács, Gyöngyi, Matopoulos, Aristides and Hayes, Ordan (2010). A community-based approach to supply chain design. International Journal of Logistics, 13 (5), pp. 411-422.


The role of beneficiaries in the humanitarian supply chain is highlighted in the imperative to meet their needs but disputed in terms of their actual decision-making and purchasing power. This paper discusses the use of a beneficiary-focused, community-based approach in the case of a post-crisis housing reconstruction programme. In the community-based approach, beneficiaries become active members of the humanitarian supply chain. Implications of this community-based approach are discussed in the light of supply chain design and aid effectiveness.

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/13675567.2010.511609
Divisions: Engineering & Applied Sciences > Engineering Systems & Management
Additional Information: This is an electronic version of an article published in Kovács, G, Matopoulos, A & Hayes, O 2010, 'A community-based approach to supply chain design', International Journal of Logistics: Research and Application, vol 13, no. 5, pp. 411-422. International Journal of Logistics is available online at: http://www.informaworld.com/openurl?genre=article&issn=1367-5567&volume=13&issue=5&spage=411
Uncontrolled Keywords: humanitarian supply chain,reconstruction,community-based approach,supply chain design,aid effectiveness
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Published Date: 2010
Authors: Kovács, Gyöngyi
Matopoulos, Aristides ( 0000-0002-5083-0534)
Hayes, Ordan



Version: Accepted Version

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