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Accession Number ADA583933
Title Issues and Challenges in Self-Sustaining Response Supply Chains.
Publication Date Apr 2013
Media Count 12p
Personal Author A. Apte D. Nussbaum E. Regnier J. Khawam J. Simon
Abstract The most basic representation of a supply chain has three elements: supply, demand, and the flow between the two. A humanitarian response supply chain (RSC) has to a large extent unknown demand and at best uncertain supply demand with disruptive flow. A self-sustaining supply chain (SSSC) requires that the supply chain itself provide all resources consumed while transporting supplies, thus complicating the operations with numerous challenges and unfamiliar issues. If an RSC is self-sustaining, it will reduce some of the uncertainties in supply. However, self-sustaining response supply chains (SSRSC) generate significant additional cost for being extreme supply chains. To understand the costs associated with SSRSC observed in special operations and humanitarian assistance and disaster relief (HADR), they must be compared and contrasted against the known characteristics of traditional supply chains. This work explores the issues and challenges of SSRSC that arise in logistics networks.
Keywords Costs
Humanitarian assistance
Military assistance
Supply chains

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 74E - Logistics, Military Facilities, & Supplies
72E - Operations Research
70C - Management Information Systems
Corporate Author Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA. Graduate School of Business and Public Policy.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Research rept.
NTIS Issue Number 1402
Contract Number N/A

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