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A stochastic optimization model for designing last Mile relief networks
In this study, we introduce a distribution network design problem that determines the locations and capacities of the relief distribution points in the last mile network, while considering demand- and network-related ...
A continuous approximation approach for assessment routing in disaster relief
In this paper, we focus on the assessment routing problem which routes teams to different communities to assess damage and relief needs following a disaster. To address time-sensitivity, the routing problem is modeled with ...
Selective routing for post-disaster needs assessments
(Springer International Publishing, 2016)
In the immediate aftermath of a disaster, relief agencies perform needs assessment operations to investigate the effects of the disaster and understand the needs of the affected communities. Since assessments must be ...
Multi-vehicle sequential resource allocation for a nonprofit distribution system
(Informa Group, 2014)
This article introduces a multi-vehicle sequential allocation problem that considers two critical objectives for nonprofit operations: providing equitable service and minimizing unused donations. This problem is motivated ...
Disaster preparedness using risk-assessment methods from earthquake engineering
Analyzing the uncertainties associated with disaster occurrences is critical to make effective disaster preparedness plans. In this study, we focus on pre-positioning emergency supplies for earthquake preparedness. We ...
Supplier selection for framework agreements in humanitarian relief
In this study, we consider the supplier selection problem of a relief organization that wants to establish framework agreements (FAs) with a number of suppliers to ensure quick and cost-effective procurement of relief ...
Collaborative prepositioning network design for regional disaster response
We present a collaborative prepositioning strategy to strengthen the disaster preparedness of the Caribbean countries, which are frequently hit by hurricanes. Since different subsets of countries are affected in each ...
A multi-cover routing problem for planning rapid needs assessment under different information-sharing settings
(Springer Nature, 2020-03)
In this paper, we introduce a multi-cover routing problem (MCRP), which is motivated by post-disaster rapid needs assessment operations performed to evaluate the impact of the disaster on different affected community groups. ...
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Site selection and vehicle routing for post-disaster rapid needs assessment
In the immediate aftermath of a disaster, relief agencies perform rapid needs assessment to investigate the effects of the disaster on the affected communities. Since assessments must be performed quickly, visiting all of ...
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