Humanitarian Disasters: Why logistics are vital

The all-too-frequent humanitarian disasters that occur each year need a carefully designed response. Since the Southeast Asia tsunami of 2004, the commercial and military disciplines of risk management, supply chain management and logistics have transformed how to speedily ensure resources reach the right place, in the right timescales. What are the required disciplines that need to be in place? How effectively are they applied in practice? What challenges must be confronted?