A Leagile Supply Chain Framework for Post-Disaster Relief Supplies Management in China

Zhao, Huilin (2013) A Leagile Supply Chain Framework for Post-Disaster Relief Supplies Management in China. [Dissertation (University of Nottingham only)] (Unpublished)

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Purpose- This paper is to investigate the definition and the best practice of leagility. Meanwhile, this paper also exposes the situations of China in disaster response. The main purpose of this dissertation is to apply leagility into relief supplies distribution after earthquake.

Methodology- The review of literature related with leagility, disaster relief, and the case studies of Dell, disaster relief in China on this paper is from journal articles, books and websites. In the chapter of field work testing, telephone interview is the method to collect information to test the model.

Findings- This dissertation is covering two fields. One is leagile supply chain and the other is post-disaster relief supplies management. Lean and agile are distinctly different. However they became a successful design after combination and that is an important approach for the entire supply chain. Leagile supply chain has better responsiveness to satisfy multifarious customer requirements. The problem existed in relief supplies management is that victims cannot receive the required supplies timely. The leagile model in this paper is designed for relief supplies management. A buffer inventory area is the decoupling point in this leagile model. Before this point manager can eliminate wastes, reduce response time and improve service level; after this point manager can respond to victims’ requirements immediately. Meanwhile, to ensure the accuracy of quantity, suggestion is using the Kanban in the operation. The main contribution of this research paper is to seek a way to apply leagile supply chain management into relief supplies management and solve the existed issues.

Keywords- Leagile supply chain, Post-disaster, Relief supplies, Effective relief

Item Type: Dissertation (University of Nottingham only)
Depositing User: EP, Services
Date Deposited: 31 Mar 2014 09:36
Last Modified: 21 Sep 2016 04:21
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/26590

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