A multi-agency perspective to disaster preparedness


The increasing number of victims from disasters in recent years results in several challenges for authorities aiming to protect and provide support to affected people. Humanitarian logistics represents one of the most important fields during preparedness and response in cases of disaster, seeking to provide relief, information and services to disaster victims. However, on top of the challenges of logistical activities, the successful completion of operations depends to a large extent on coordination. This is particularly important for developing countries, where disasters occur very often and resources are even scarcer. This paper assumes a multi-agency approach to disaster preparedness that combines geographical information systems (GIS) and multi-objective optimization. The purpose of the tool is to determine the location of emergency facilities, stock prepositioning and distribution allocation for floods. We illustrate the application and the results using a case study centred on Acapulco, México.

Divisions: Aston Business School > Operations & Information Management
Aston Business School
Aston Business School > Advanced Services Group
Event Title: 12th international conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response And Management
Event Type: Other
Event Dates: 2015-05-24 - 2015-05-27
Uncontrolled Keywords: Humanitarian logistics,Multi-objective optimization,Preparedness,Information Systems,Electrical and Electronic Engineering,Information Systems and Management,Computer Networks and Communications
ISBN: 978-82-7117-788-1
Full Text Link: https://pdfs.se ... cc74d8fb5a4.pdf
Related URLs: http://www.scop ... tnerID=8YFLogxK (Scopus URL)
PURE Output Type: Conference contribution
Published Date: 2015
Authors: Rodríguez-Espíndola, Oscar ( 0000-0002-4889-1565)
Albores, Pavel ( 0000-0001-7509-9381)
Brewster, Christopher ( 0000-0001-6594-9178)

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