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Accession Number ADA591796
Title Issues and Challenges in Self-Sustaining Response Supply Chains.
Publication Date Sep 2013
Media Count 32p
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) tends to have unknown demand and, at best, uncertain supply with disrupted flow. A self-sustaining supply chain 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. We explore the issues and challenges of SSRSC that arise in logistics networks to understand the costs associated with SSRSC observed in special operations and humanitarian assistance and disaster relief.
Keywords Costs
Disaster relief
Humanitarian assistance
Literature surveys
Logistics management
Logistics networks
Logistics support
Response supply chains
Special operations forces
Supply chain costs
Supply chain management

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 96 - Business & Economics
74E - Logistics, Military Facilities, & Supplies
74G - Military Operations, Strategy, & Tactics
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 1411
Contract Number N/A

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