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Sourcing in humanitarian logistics: local, regional, and global approaches

Schiffling, S and Hughes, K (2017) Sourcing in humanitarian logistics: local, regional, and global approaches. In: European Operations Management Association Annual Conference . (European Operations Management Association, 01 July 2017 - 05 July 2017, Edinburgh, UK).

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Sourcing and procurement of materials and services is a vital part of humanitarian logistics. Humanitarian organisations tend to combine local sourcing and international approaches, resulting in considerable complexity. This paper establishes a better understanding of the factors that influence sourcing decisions in humanitarian supply chains. 38 semi-structured interviews were conducted with individuals involved in both developmental and emergency humanitarian responses. Findings show that the philosophy of a particular humanitarian organisation has a considerable effect on their sourcing strategy, in addition to more practical issues such as local availability of goods and services, and quality control.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Sourcing; Humanitarian Logistics; Supply Chain Management
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5001 Business
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5001 Business > HF5410 Marketing. Distribution of Products
Divisions: Business & Management (from Sep 19)
Publisher: EurOMA
Date Deposited: 05 Mar 2020 11:27
Last Modified: 13 Apr 2022 15:17
URI: https://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/12387
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