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Title: Metrics for the Naval Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) Operations
Authors: Aruna Apte
Keywords: Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief
Logistics Management
Issue Date: 18-Sep-2017
Publisher: Acquisition Research Program
Citation: Published--Unlimited Distribution
Series/Report no.: Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief
Abstract: Humanitarian assistance and disaster relief (HADR) operations are part of the Cooperative Strategy for the 21st Century Seapower of the United States (U.S.). In this research, we further investigate, through literature survey, whether any metrics can be defined and developed to enhance the efficacy and efficiency of HADR operations. Such measurement will be instrumental in successfully following a fundamental principle: If we are going to do HADR anyway, then why not do it smartly. In the past 2-3 decades, the United States Navy (USN) has been the active and principal supplier of disaster relief due to its many unique and critical capabilities (Apte, Yoho, Greenfield, & Ingram, 2013; Apte, Goncalves, & Yoho, 2016). Whether this effort will continue and be sustained in an environment of fiscal austerity and budget cuts is not given. Therefore, it is critical to identify resources the USN possesses, due to its core competencies and capabilities, that support humanitarian logistics, and to understand the USN's readiness level to utilize these resources in the best possible way.
Description: Logistics Management / NPS Faculty Research
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