By Christopher W. Zobel, Nezih Altay, Mark P. Haselkorn

ISBN-10: 3319244167

ISBN-13: 9783319244167

ISBN-10: 3319244183

ISBN-13: 9783319244181

This quantity offers a survey of present examine difficulties and ends up in humanitarian operations learn. also, it discusses latest functions of humanitarian operations examine, and considers new examine efforts that truly expand latest examine and purposes. The booklet is split into 3 sections that offer an summary of the topic, a glance on the concept, and an exam of applications.

The evaluate part offers chapters on modeling methods and metrics to judge nonprofit operations; leader findings of fieldwork learn in catastrophe reaction logistics; using money as a sort of reduction; and measuring markets that offer cash-based humanitarian interventions.

The idea part contains chapters that research the companion proliferation challenge in catastrophe reaction networks; a case research of humanitarian logistics that examines how humanitarian tradition informs switch adoption; and a glance on the present cutting-edge for info visibility in humanitarian operations.

Finally, the applying part makes a speciality of blood items, vaccines, and meals suggestions, with person chapters on effective inventorying and distribution of blood items in the course of failures; a close examine modeling within the context of the vaccine provide chain; a framework for reaching fairness, effectiveness, and potency in meals financial institution operations; and a spatio-temporal vulnerabili

ty evaluation of the resilience of a inhabitants plagued by surprising loss of food.

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A simple example with two nodes is shown here, where xi , i = 1, 2 are the amounts allocated and di , i = 1, 2 are the observed demands. The objective is Max E  min {β1 , β 2 } , x where βi = i are the node fill rates i = 1, 2. di In health care, Kaplan (2002) finds a middle-ground solution that addresses both equity rules and cost-efficiency in the study of HIV-prevention strategies. Earmarking a fraction of the total budget for equity alone purposes ensures equity. The remaining funds are allocated according to cost-effectiveness.

Logist Q 12(1):12–14 Shepherd C, Gunter H (2006) Measuring supply chain performance: current research and future directions. Int J Prod Perform Manag 55(3/4):242–258 Su X, Zenios SA (2006) Recipient choice can address the efficiency-equity trade-off in kidney transplantation: a mechanism design model. Manag Sci 52(11):16–47 2 Modeling Approaches and Metrics to Evaluate Nonprofit Operations 31 Theil H (1967) Economics and information theory. North-Holland, Amsterdam Tomasini R, Van Wassenhove LN (2009) Humanitarian Logistics.

Next we review literature that addresses these problems. Modeling the Nonprofit Operation Easley and O’Hara (1983) provide a formal model of a nonprofit firm that includes the nondistribution constraint and compare the performance of a for-profit and nonprofit firm. In their analysis, the nature of a firm is determined by the contract between the firm and society. Society’s objective is to maximize expected social welfare given different allocation mechanisms and the firm’s problem is modeled according to the manager’s utility.

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