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Logistics aspects of emergency preparedness in flood disaster prevention

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  • Leeuw, S. de

    (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Faculteit der Economische Wetenschappen en Econometrie (Free University Amsterdam, Faculty of Economics Sciences, Business Administration and Economitrics)

  • Vis, I.F.A.
  • Jonkman, S.N.

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Purpose : This paper aims to develop and verify a framework of logistics aspects for flood emergency planning. Design/methodology/approach : Provides a topical review of academic literature, illustrative case study and structured interviews in practice. Findings : Creates and details a framework for logistics flood emergency planning on four aspects: demand management, supply management, inventory management and resource management. Research limitations/implications : The paper is empirical in nature and based on an investigation within one country (the Netherlands) that is considered an expert in this area; the framework requires international testing. Practical implications : The framework presented provides practitioners with a tool for logistics flood emergency planning and highlights essential elements of these plans. Originality/value :The field of humanitarian logistics so far has received limited attention by logistics academics and there is a strong need for empirical research in this area. This paper provides the results of an empirical investigation into a highly

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Paper provided by VU University Amsterdam, Faculty of Economics, Business Administration and Econometrics in its series Serie Research Memoranda with number 0044.

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Date of creation: 2009
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Handle: RePEc:dgr:vuarem:2009-44

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Keywords: Logistics emergency planning; Flood disaster prevention;

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