Hi, I have 2 of my classmate posts. I need you to respond to each one separately. , one source at least for each one of them.
Review Kovacs and Spens Chapter 6.
This discusses post disaster supply chains. Assume that your pre- and intra-disaster supply chain is established and now the main activities are winding down. Briefly
Logistics is not a simple task to find the right people and machines at the right time. As shown in our chains based on texts, do this before, during, and after the incident. Once the pre and intra crisis has been established, and the basis
Kovacs, G., & Spens, K. (2012). Relief supply chain management for disasters: Humanitarian Aid and Emergency Logistics
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The post disaster supply chain is often times come with challenges, especially looking at the part of recovery and restoration. In most cases, the post disaster phase is not given the attention it deserves in as much as the pre-and intra- disaster supply chain may have been conducted effectively to the point the main activities are winding down (Santarelli et al., 2015). It is at this point that it is required to maintain “follow on” supplies as part of maintaining accountability so as to ensure the post disaster projects are done to completion in order to foster recovery. However, it is important to put in mind the contribution and the needs of the responders as well as the population, who are the beneficiaries.
In particular, it is important to maintain “follow on” supplies so as to ensure resources are allocated and used more efficiently and frequently as needed based on the complexity in delivering the humanitarian assistance. This amount to having an effective and efficient logistics system that looks into the way resources are sourced and utilized in order to ensure they make a big impact than expected in the recovery efforts (Kovacs & Spens, 2012). More importantly, the efforts and the needs of both the responders and the population should not be overlooked in the process of ensuring the supplies are utilized effectively in the reconstruction phase. For instance, for the responders, such as the volunteers of the humanitarian aid agencies should be supported, because they may have been affected psychologically in the process of offering their humanitarian assistance. Resources should be put into place as part of the reconstruction phase that will go into helping them recover effectively from the aftermaths of the disaster by perhaps putting them into counseling classes.
Further, the population, who will be the beneficiaries of the post disaster recovery efforts, should be taken into consideration. Needs assessment should be conducted to ascertain what is needed in the reconstruction phase so as to meet their needs and help them recovery effectively from the disaster (Santarelli et al., 2015). This will call for the examination of the resources that would be needed in reconstructing their lives, and setting a framework on how best those resources would be used effectively and efficiently. For instance, given that the reconstruction phase is long term, the population would need to be assisted to get back to their normal lives, without which recovery would not have been achieved. Priorities would be set on the best course of actions considering the amount resources required and the needs on the ground. Hence the humanitarian agency would have to ensure the resources allocated are used effectively and efficiently so as to attract more donors into funding the reconstruction phase of disaster management by maintaining a “follow on” supplies as part of the inventory management.
Santarelli, G., Abidi, H., Klumpp, M., & Regattieri, A. (2015). Humanitarian supply chains and performance measurement schemes in practice. International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management, 64(6), 784-810.
Kovacs, G., & Spens, K. M. (2012). Relief supply chain management for disasters: humanitarian aid and emergency logistics. Hershey, PA: Information Science Reference.