Match!

Embedded analytics: improving decision support for humanitarian logistics operations

Published on Sep 9, 2017in Annals of Operations Research2.28
· DOI :10.1007/s10479-017-2607-z
Daniel A. Griffith1
Estimated H-index: 1
(AFIT: Air Force Institute of Technology),
Bradley C. Boehmke4
Estimated H-index: 4
(AFIT: Air Force Institute of Technology)
+ 2 AuthorsAlan W. Johnson7
Estimated H-index: 7
(AFIT: Air Force Institute of Technology)
Abstract
Analytical techniques continue to advance in efficacy, as well as complexity. However, it is sometimes unrealistic to employ complex analyses during time-constrained humanitarian disaster operations. We propose that simple, embedded analytics tools can provide an effective and practical means toward managing humanitarian operations. In this paper, we demonstrate a real-world application of our technique in a patient evacuation context. This paper contributes to literature and practice by showing how simple analytic methods and open-source imagery tools can offer significant value to the humanitarian operations literature. The application also highlights some challenges to drawing a clear picture from disparate data sources in the humanitarian operations domain.
  • References (60)
  • Citations (2)
References60
Newest
#1Sameer Prasad (University of Wisconsin–Whitewater)H-Index: 18
#2Rimi Zakaria (University of Wisconsin–Whitewater)H-Index: 1
Last.Nezih Altay (DePaul University)H-Index: 15
view all 3 authors...
#1Benjamin T. Hazen (AFIT: Air Force Institute of Technology)H-Index: 23
#2Joseph B. Skipper (GS: Georgia Southern University)H-Index: 7
Last.Raymond R. Hill (AFIT: Air Force Institute of Technology)H-Index: 16
view all 4 authors...
#1John B. Coles (UB: University at Buffalo)H-Index: 4
#2Jing Zhang (UB: University at Buffalo)H-Index: 4
Last.Jun Zhuang (UB: University at Buffalo)H-Index: 21
view all 3 authors...
#1Thanos Papadopoulos (UKC: University of Kent)H-Index: 26
#2Angappa Gunasekaran (UMassD: University of Massachusetts Dartmouth)H-Index: 64
Last.Samuel Fosso-Wamba (NEOMA Business School)H-Index: 1
view all 6 authors...
Aug 13, 2016 in KDD (Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining)
#1Ashish Gupta (LinkedIn)H-Index: 1
#2Neera AgarwalH-Index: 1
#1Gang Wang (UMassD: University of Massachusetts Dartmouth)H-Index: 12
#2Angappa Gunasekaran (UMassD: University of Massachusetts Dartmouth)H-Index: 64
Last.Thanos Papadopoulos (UKC: University of Kent)H-Index: 26
view all 4 authors...
#1Rameshwar Dubey (Symbiosis International University)H-Index: 26
#2Angappa Gunasekaran (UMassD: University of Massachusetts Dartmouth)H-Index: 64
Last.Thanos Papadopoulos (University of Sussex)H-Index: 26
view all 5 authors...
Cited By2
Newest
#1Shengbin Wang (UWEC: University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire)H-Index: 4
#2Feng Liu (DUFE: Dongbei University of Finance and Economics)H-Index: 2
Last.Haozhe Chen (Iowa State University)H-Index: 17
view all 5 authors...
View next paperBig Data Analytics for Behavior Monitoring of Students