Track: Modeling and Simulation
Efficient transportation logistics of humanitarian supplies and service providers are a crucial success factor in preparing for the operations. The aftermath of a humanitarian crisis requires quicker responses to the
affected people. The disaster response plan includes enormous transportation planning and logistics to move service personnel, and emergency freight to the affected region. Transportation models serve as critical decision-making tools to obtain the best possible resource allocation and cost optimization objectives to provide quick responses to a disaster situation. Based on an example case, the paper formulizes a multi-objective transportation model to optimize the logistics cost of moving service personnel, and emergency freights for a long distance. The result shows the proposed models provide the delivery given the capacity constraints while reducing the costs.
Keywords: Emergency freight, service personnel, transportation network, logistics