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Moore School of Business

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Mark Ferguson

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Michael Galbreth


Humanitarian Logistics is a branch of logistics which studies the field in the context of disasters. Research in the field divides the Disaster Relief process into three phases: Preparation, Immediate Recovery, and Reconstruction. Each phase has specific tasks and their sub-phases, which will be discussed in detail in this paper. I will examine grassroots Disaster Relief and Beacon in the context of Humanitarian Logistics by determining how grassroots relief differs from traditional Disaster Relief in each phase. I will also examine how Beacon can assist grassroots relief organizations apply the concepts of Humanitarian Logistics. Finally, I will recommend improvements to Beacon which allow it to better apply the research discussed in this paper.

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