A Proposal for a Relief Supply Matching System

Junya Fukumoto, Hirotaka Habu, Hiroyuki Hashimoto

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Abstract

Following a large scale disaster, a lot of people and organizations are spontaneously motivated to provide relief supplies to disaster survivors. This process is fraught with challenges due to the lack of an efficient matching mechanism between the survivors' needs and the supplies provided. In this study, we propose a matching system that streamlines the relief supplies logistics. The proposed system uses three types of information (the needs of the disaster survivors, available supplies from the supporters, and inventories at the collection facilities) and output plans for allocating, delivering, and storing supplies. Four matching methods (the demand fulfillment maximization method, time priority method, apportionment method, and multi-purpose optimization method) are defined and each of these is formulated as a mathematical programming problem. The effectiveness and characteristics of the matching system are demonstrated through case studies.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2018 5th International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Disaster Management, ICT-DM 2018
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781538666388
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Feb 5
Event5th International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Disaster Management, ICT-DM 2018 - Sendai, Japan
Duration: 2018 Dec 42018 Dec 7

Publication series

Name2018 5th International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Disaster Management, ICT-DM 2018

Conference

Conference5th International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Disaster Management, ICT-DM 2018
CountryJapan
CitySendai
Period18/12/418/12/7

Keywords

  • disaster relief supplies
  • humanitarian logistics
  • matching system

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Information Systems and Management
  • Safety Research

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