Title

Improving the Efficiency of Vital Supply Distribution after an Extreme Event

Abstract

It is essential to develop efficient transportation strategies for the distribution of vital supplies in the aftermath of wide-scale extreme events. While most major cities have importation and distribution plans in place for their communities, the implementation efficacy of these plans is diminished once the transportation network is disrupted following a disaster. This research develops a multi-objective decision model that minimizes cost while maximizing proximity. GIS-style visualization tools are used to create planning scenarios. The methodology also integrates elements from complexity science to control emergent behaviors and cascade failures resulting from interdependent systems failures.

Meeting Name

AAG Annual Meeting (2018: Apr. 3-7, New Orleans, LA)

Department(s)

Engineering Management and Systems Engineering

Research Center/Lab(s)

INSPIRE - University Transportation Center

Keywords and Phrases

Supply distribution; Decision Model; Disaster Response

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2018 American Association of Geographers (AAG), All rights reserved.

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