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Humanitarian logistics planning in areas stricken by natural or man-made disasters

Grant number: 11/11423-4
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate
Effective date (Start): November 01, 2011
Effective date (End): December 31, 2012
Field of knowledge:Engineering - Production Engineering - Production Management
Principal researcher:Hugo Tsugunobu Yoshida Yoshizaki
Grantee:Adriana Leiras
Home Institution: Escola Politécnica (EP). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Associated scholarship(s):11/23487-7 - Humanitarian operations planning for food aid distribution in areas stricken by disasters, BE.EP.PD


The increase in the number of people impacted by natural and man made disasters has required more efforts of humanitarian organizations. To ensure the efficient allocation of resources, decision support tools may help the establishment of an optimal strategy for humanitarian logistics planning. This project aims to study two actual cases of humanitarian logistics, the first one (the strategic problem of facility location) is applied to the Vale do Paraíba Paulista, São Paulo, Brazil, and the second one (the tactical problem of distribution of food aid) is applied to Ethiopia. The expected contributions are the improvement of the current modeling of the cases and the inclusion of uncertainty into the problem using stochastic programming - which is considered as an important step forward to the work. (AU)

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TÁBATA REJANE BERTAZZO; ADRIANA LEIRAS; HUGO TSUGUNOBU YOSHIDA YOSHIZAKI; ANTONIO CARLOS AIDAR SAUAIA. Mecanismos de coordenação em gestão de operações humanitárias: modelo conceitual de simulador e proposta de jogo de logística humanitária. Gestão & Produção, v. 25, n. 2, p. 219-232, . (11/23487-7, 11/11423-4)

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