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Tag: Humanitarian Logistics

World Food Programme Logistics video

May 9th, 2011 | By: Martin Arrand

Here is a stirring video from the World Food Programme about their humanitarian logistics capabilities. The scope and scale are remarkable.

LOG: Logistics Operations Guide for humanitarian logisticians

August 3rd, 2010 | By: Martin Arrand

Here is something very useful for humanitarian logisticians: the Logistics Operations Guide, or LOG for short, brought to you by the Logistics Cluster. But not only is it useful for those in the humanitarian sector, it is an excellent model for the clear communication of logistics know-how: succint, practical and well-referenced. Click here to go […]

A medic’s view of humanitarian logistics in Haiti

June 2nd, 2010 | By: Martin Arrand

Now is clearly the time for reflection on the logistics operations during the response to the Haiti earthquake in January this year (see my posts on articles by Mike Whiting and Maggie Heraty). Dr. Paul S. Auerbach is Professor of Surgery in the Division of Emergency Medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine. A few […]

Haiti emergency logistics from the ground

May 25th, 2010 | By: Martin Arrand

More interesting stuff in Focus (shock, horror!) In the May 2010 edition Maggie Heraty describes what she saw and experienced while on mission with RedR. Maggie arrived in Haiti just over three weeks after the earthquake to identify training needs for NGO staff in the immediate disaster response phase, and longer term looking at recovery […]

Haiti earthquake logistics lessons

May 19th, 2010 | By: Martin Arrand

Mike Whiting has written an excellent article on the emergency response to January’s Haiti earthquake in the April 2010 edition of Logistics and Transport Focus. My copy of Focus often languishes in the in-tray for a couple of weeks before I even get the plastic wrap off, but I’d urge all CILT members to read […]

More on the Nargis air operation in Logistics and Transport Focus

November 5th, 2008 | By: Martin Arrand

I forgot to mention in my post yesterday about last week’s HELP Forum meeting that Mike Whiting has also written about the air operation during Nargis, both the air-bridge from Bangkok and the helicopter operation in-country. Mike was OiC for Aviation for the Logs Cluster, so this is an authoritative account. You can find his […]

Cyclone Nargis and the Sichuan earthquake: emergency logistics coordination and the politics of paperwork

November 4th, 2008 | By: Martin Arrand

The CILT‘s Humanitarian and Emergencies Logistics Professionals (HELP) Forum met again on Tuesday last week (28 Oct 2008). It was another interesting session, so I thought I would post a brief report (with a long title). My apologies if I have mangled any of the following in transcribing my notes. For those that don’t know, […]

Certificate in Humanitarian Logistics: positive comments from candidates

January 31st, 2007 | By: Martin Arrand

In my report of the CILT HELP Forum I mentioned in passing the Certificate in Humanitarian Logistics. Yesterday the latest edition of CILTWorld dropped through my letterbox and I was delighted to see a 2-page spread on the qualification. Charles Muchiri – Head of Warehousing for the ICRC (International Committee of the Red Cross and […]

Humanitarian logistics news: CILT HELP forum 11 Jan 2007

January 18th, 2007 | By: Martin Arrand

CILT(UK) launched the Humanitarian and Emergencies Logistics Professionals (HELP) Forum early last year with the aim of sharing best practice and developing the skills of those working in the humanitarian logistics field. (For more background see the HELP Forum page on the CILT’s website.) My own involvement in this – motivated by a longstanding interest […]

Looking for HELP?

July 6th, 2006 | By: Martin Arrand

Perhaps you’ve arrived here looking for the Humanitarian Emergencies Logistics Professionals forum (HELP). If so, you may be confused. The forum can be found at help.supplychainview.com The Supply Chain View blog was launched Nov 2006. Please check back for comment and views on supply chain issues, or subscribe to the RSS feeds.