CORAL Seminar: Gilbert Laporte, HEC Montréal, Canada

Title: Logistics Service Network Design for Humanitarian Response in East Africa

2016.11.09 | Bodil Westermann Krog

Date Tue 15 Nov
Time 14:30 15:30
Location Fuglesangs Allé 4, 8210 Aarhus V, building 2628(M), room 323

Speaker: Gilbert Laporte, Canada Research Chair in Distribution Management HEC Montréal

Title: Logistics Service Network Design for Humanitarian Response in East Africa (joint work with Émilie Dufour, Julie Paquette and Marie-Ève Rancourt)

Abstract: The United Nations Humanitarian Response Depot (UNHRD) is an important humanitarian logistics service provider that manages a network of depots. This research project aims to analyze the potential benefits of adding a regional distribution center in Kampala, Uganda, to its existing network. To this end, we used fieldwork, simulation, optimization and statistical analyses to assess the costs of prepositioning relief items in Kampala and to propose a robust stocking solution. The UNHRD has already started to implement the solution proposed in this study, which should result in a mean cost reduction of around 21%.

Organizer: Marcel Turkensteen, CORAL

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