Emergency relief: More efficient supply chains mean more help for every euro donated

When it comes to delivering humanitarian aid, 75 percent of the costs involved stem from Supply Chain Management. Consequently, if focused savings measures were implemented throughout the supply chain, more of the money donated, and therefore more urgently needed help, could make its way to areas hit by catastrophes. These are the key findings of a new study that Prof. Dr. Maria Besiou, Professor of Humanitarian Logistics at Kühne Logistics University (KLU) and two coauthors conducted. Their analysis was based on data from 14 disaster response operations implemented around the globe by five international aid organizations between 2005 and 2018.

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