Date of Award
Moore School of Business
Director of Thesis
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.
Love, Miller L. IV, "Humanitarian Logistics for Grassroots Disaster Relief" (2017). Senior Theses. 205.