Towards an Infrastructure and Logistic Resource Meta-Model for Humanitarian Logistics
Link Daniel, Hellingrath Bernd
Humanitarian logistics is a major factor for the success of humanitarian operations, making use of a broad range of infrastructure and resources in highly unstable and volatile environments. To inform decision makers, so called assessments provide corresponding information. The information systems that support assessments and decision making show considerable room for improvement regarding their cross-linking. In this work, the results form an in-depth analysis of assessment tools and guidelines from humanitarian organizations are used to develop general models of the infrastructure and resources relevant to humanitarian logistics. In order to advance the cross-linking of relevant information systems, these shall be used in the future to develop an extension to the Humanitarian eXchange Language (HXL). The models shall also contribute to the development of an approach for the integrated management of humanitarian logistics business processes.