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Title: Modelling of simple relief supply chains
Authors: Oduro, F. T.
Asamoah, David
Annan, Jonathan
Keywords: Modelling
Disaster Management
Relief Supply Chain
Supply Chain Management,
Network Flow Problem
Issue Date: 2012
Abstract: In this paper the modeling problem we focused on has to do with the transportation of assorted commodities by means of appropriate modes of travel from a set of locations which are supply/ demand points of relief supply chain to/from a single location which represents the theatre of a disaster or humanitarian emergency. Our model deals with the simplest generic supply chain configurations of convergent and divergent network structures as well as that of their conjoint network and is formally not different from the linear programming formulation of the transportation problem or more generally the Minimum Cost Network Flow Problem. It is nonetheless a viable and usable alternative to other kinds of multi commodity, multi modal models for disaster management. Beyond this, the purpose of our study is to capture in a model the essential features of (relief) supply chain management (i.e. coordinated information and materials flows over a network) in order to enable implementation of a decision support system.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/11638
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