Operation management in emergency and humanitarian logistics


This research activity includes the study of technical and organizational aspects, planning, designing and the optimization of the operations related to the emergency response and to the humanitarian logistics. The main research items related to this topic are: the optimization of the humanitarian supply chain management; the analysis and the evaluation of the humanitarian operations; case studies’ analysis and comparison; the analysis and re-engineering process of the emergency response plans, risk assessment and risk analysis related to the humanitarian operations, the analysis and optimization of donation and volunteer management by governmental and non-governmental organizations. Development of models and innovative tools to optimize the humanitarian operations, the management of donation (demand forecasting and stock management, distribution and disposal) and the human resources management (professionals and volunteers).

Analysis and prevention of Bullwhip effect

  1. M. Bevilacqua, F.E.. Ciarapica, C. Paciarotti. (2014). A BPR approach to hydrogeological risk management. Natural Hazards (2014) 71:1995–2012. DOI 10.1007/s11069-013-0993-3.
  2. M. Bevilacqua, F.E.. Ciarapica, C. Paciarotti. (2012). “Business process reengineering of emergency management procedures: a case study”. Safety Science Vol. 50, No. 5 (2012) 1368–1376
  3. C. Paciarotti, A. Cesaroni, M. Bevilacqua, (2018). The management of spontaneous volunteers: A successful model from a flood emergency in Italy. International Journal Of Disaster Risk Reduction. Vol. 31, 260-274
  4. C. Paciarotti, G. Mazzuto, C. Stylios, F.E. Ciarapica, M. Bevilacqua. (2018). A Fuzzy Cognitive Map approach to risk management for the humanitarian sector. October, 22-24, Production and Operations Management Society (POMS) 2018 International Conference, Granada.
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