Dr. Maria Mayorga

Industrial and Systems Engineering

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ISE 513 Humanitarian Logistics

3 Credit Hours

This course provides a comprehensive treatment of humanitarian logistics (HumLog) from an operations research perspective, focusing on the use of quantitative modeling for decision making and best practices disaster management. Background and overview on disaster management will be covered. The four phases of the disaster management cycle are introduced as well as the types of decisions that are made in each phase. Mathematical models are presented for typical humanitarian logistics decisions, such as inventory prepositioning, facility location, transportation, routing and capacity planning.

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