Heaslip, Graham and Mangan, John and Lalwani, Chandra
Modelling a Humanitarian Supply Chain using the Structured Analysis and Design Technique (SADT).
Logistics Research Network (LRN).
Conflicts since the end of the Cold War have seen military and civilian assets deployed side by side as
part of an overall UN mandated solution. In order to visually present the integrated nature of humanitarian
supply chains ‘Structured Analysis and Design Technique’ (SADT) has been used. SADT was chosen as
it provides a robust structured method to model hierarchical systems and for this research it provides an
opportunity to define and analyse the coordination and co-operation in terms of the humanitarian supply
chain process, humanitarian supply chain activities and the actors involved. This research demonstrates
that the visualisation facility that SADT provides not only helps in understanding the interrelationships
between the actors and stakeholders involved in a humanitarian supply chain but also to some extent
explains how a more effective co-ordination of humanitarian operations by military and civilian
organisations involved in a complex emergency can be achieved.
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