The paper "Logistic Management: Humanitarian Aid Logistics" is a wonderful example of a case study on management. Humanitarian aid is not a new concept in world history. This is because, for over years, different disasters are occurring with millions of people throughout the world is affected and thousands of losing their lives. The aftermath of disasters are usually enormous and are characterized by the huge loss of property and lives as well as the displacement of persons. The underscore is that majority of the affected persons have their livelihood destabilized and to help them return to normal life, support of any kind is very essential However, what has been established in the study of humanitarian cases is that logistics is a major issue.
This is because even if the required support like food, shelter, and clothing as well the medicine is available, it has remained a big challenge to channel this support to the victims and ensure it reaches them at the most appropriate time. This has made it very difficult to attain high levels of time and place utility which are all very critical.
Because of the breakdown in communication as a result of poor information management, form utility in some occasions is not attained because the sourcing is done based on very little information. It is with this regard therefore that, the four important logistics activities which include packaging and material handling, warehousing, transportation, and coordination are considered critical for supporting the whole process of humanitarian logistics and add to its value. More important among this is coordination as it allows for the integration of all activities from sourcing to delivery. 1.0 Introduction In the current world, it cannot go without mentioning that mankind is subject to situations that may impact on their livelihood and those that cannot be managed given their own capacity and resources they have at their disposal.
In the living environment, as human beings, we are always prone to such incidences like civil wars which have continued to increase the displacement of people from their homes and forcing them to seek refuge in neighboring countries where refugee camps are established. In addition, there are also some elements of disasters that can be grouped into two major categories namely human-caused disasters like terrorism and natural ones that include earthquakes, Tsunamis, and drought among others (Balcik et al 2010).
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