5th European International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management

Freight Transportation and Service Personnel Allocation in Humanitarian Logistics

Wallace Burns & Mohammad A Rahman
Publisher: IEOM Society International
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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

Published in: 5th European International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management, Rome, Italy

Publisher: IEOM Society International
Date of Conference: July 26-28, 2022

ISBN: 978-1-7923-9161-3
ISSN/E-ISSN: 2169-8767