A hierarchical compromise model for the joint optimization of recovery operations and distribution of emergency goods in humanitarian logistics

Liberatore, Federico and Vitoriano, B. and Ortuno, M.T. and Tirado, G. and Scaparra, Maria Paola (2014) A hierarchical compromise model for the joint optimization of recovery operations and distribution of emergency goods in humanitarian logistics. Computers and Operations Research, 42 . pp. 3-13. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cor.2012.03.019

Abstract

The distribution of emergency goods to a population affected by a disaster is one of the most fundamental operations in Humanitarian Logistics. In the case of a particularly disruptive event, parts of the distribution infrastructure (e.g., bridges, roads) can be damaged. This damage would make it impossible and/or unsafe for the vehicles to reach all the centers of demand (e.g., towns and villages). In this paper, we propose and solve the problem of planning for recovery of damaged elements of the distribution network, so that the consequent distribution planning would benefit the most. We apply the model, called RecHADS, to a case study based on the 2010 Haiti earthquake. We also show empirically the importance of coordinating recovery and distribution operations optimization.

Item Type: Article
Additional information: Published online April 2012
Uncontrolled keywords: Distribution planning; Humanitarian logistics; Multi-criteria optimization; Recovery
Subjects: Q Science
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Business School > Management Science
Depositing User: Maria Paola Scaparra
Date Deposited: 16 May 2012 12:47
Last Modified: 14 Jul 2014 08:06
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/29486 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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