The different understanding of Logistics
Optimization of processes, focus on efficiency and a steady supply of information describe the environment and goals of traditional business logistics systems. Humanitarian logistics, however, addresses completely different requirements and goals. As part of the lecture Logistics Management, Robin E. Mays, researcher at the department Human-Centered Design & Engineering at the University of Washington, sheds light on the differences between traditional logistics and humanitarian logistics. In the course of the guest lecture on July, 6th, she discussed the different design, aim and environment of the two logistics areas.