Demand Forecasting and Order Planning for Humanitarian Logistics: An Empirical Assessment

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/618759
Title:
Demand Forecasting and Order Planning for Humanitarian Logistics: An Empirical Assessment
Authors:
van der Laan, E; van Dalen, J; Rohrmoser, M; Simpson, R
Journal:
Journal of Operations Management
Abstract:
Humanitarian aid organizations are most known for their short-term emergency relief. While getting aid items to those in need can be challenging, long-term projects provide an opportunity for demand planning supported by forecasting methods. Based on standardized consumption data of the Operational Center Amsterdam of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF-OCA) regarding nineteen longer-term aid projects and over 2000 medical items consumed in 2013, we describe and analyze the forecasting and order planning process. We find that several internal and external factors influence forecast and order planning performance, be it indirectly through demand volatility and safety markup. Moreover, we identify opportunities for further improvement for MSF-OCA, and for humanitarian logistics organizations in general.
Publisher:
Elsevier
Issue Date:
15-Jul-2016
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/618759
DOI:
10.1016/j.jom.2016.05.004
Additional Links:
http://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0272696316300377
Submitted date:
2016-08-02
Language:
en
ISSN:
02726963
Appears in Collections:
Health Politics

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dc.contributor.authorvan der Laan, Een
dc.contributor.authorvan Dalen, Jen
dc.contributor.authorRohrmoser, Men
dc.contributor.authorSimpson, Ren
dc.date.accessioned2017-01-18T18:05:28Z-
dc.date.available2017-01-18T18:05:28Z-
dc.date.issued2016-07-15-
dc.date.submitted2016-08-02-
dc.identifier.citationDemand forecasting and order planning for humanitarian logistics: An empirical assessment 2016 Journal of Operations Managementen
dc.identifier.issn02726963-
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.jom.2016.05.004-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10144/618759-
dc.description.abstractHumanitarian aid organizations are most known for their short-term emergency relief. While getting aid items to those in need can be challenging, long-term projects provide an opportunity for demand planning supported by forecasting methods. Based on standardized consumption data of the Operational Center Amsterdam of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF-OCA) regarding nineteen longer-term aid projects and over 2000 medical items consumed in 2013, we describe and analyze the forecasting and order planning process. We find that several internal and external factors influence forecast and order planning performance, be it indirectly through demand volatility and safety markup. Moreover, we identify opportunities for further improvement for MSF-OCA, and for humanitarian logistics organizations in general.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherElsevieren
dc.relation.urlhttp://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0272696316300377en
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Journal of Operations Managementen
dc.titleDemand Forecasting and Order Planning for Humanitarian Logistics: An Empirical Assessmenten
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Operations Managementen
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