Logistics information and knowledge management issues in humanitarian aid organisations

EA Laan, MP De Brito, S Vermaesen

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    Abstract

    In this paper, we assess the need for logistics information and knowledge management in humanitarian aid organizations. To do so, we combine literature sources with an extensive case study that we conducted at Médecins sans Frontières¿Holland, which is following a trajectory to improve logistics information management within the organization. We observed that logistics information and logistics knowledge management has not yet matured. We indicate how, by making use of knowledge management strategies such as `personalization¿ and `codification¿, this can be improved.
    Original languageUndefined/Unknown
    Title of host publicationThe continous challenge for innovation and integration
    EditorsMA de Vasconcellos
    Place of PublicationBrazil
    PublisherGertulio Vargas Foundation
    Pages1-15
    Number of pages15
    Publication statusPublished - 2007
    EventSIMPOI / POMS 2007 - Brazil
    Duration: 8 Aug 200710 Aug 2007

    Publication series

    Name
    PublisherGertulio Vargas Foundation

    Conference

    ConferenceSIMPOI / POMS 2007
    Period8/08/0710/08/07

    Keywords

    • Conf.proc. > 3 pag

    Cite this

    Laan, EA., De Brito, MP., & Vermaesen, S. (2007). Logistics information and knowledge management issues in humanitarian aid organisations. In MA. de Vasconcellos (Ed.), The continous challenge for innovation and integration (pp. 1-15). Gertulio Vargas Foundation.