Non-Ownership Commercial Mobility and Humanitarian Logistics : New Perspectives to Improve Response Times and Long-Term Impact
Springer Proceedings in Business and Economics
Menon, Vinod Chandra
The growing number of disasters increases the requirements for transportation in humanitarian logistics above all in the last mile. As a result, fleet management of NGOs is recognized as very important for both quick response and long-term local development. Currently global fleet managers of NGOs have to choose mainly between high local availability and optimal capacity utilization to provide quick response. However, NGOs are also increasingly required to contribute to the long-term economic development according to the sustainable livelihood approach fostering social and economic growth especially in rural communities. This paper proposes an alternative humanitarian logistics model based on service-dominant logic. The model aims at both improving the response times of the fleets of NGOs and the long-term logistics connectivity in rural areas combining humanitarian logistics and local commercial mobility through a truck-sharing solution.
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Managing Humanitarian Logistics