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Improving the Efficiency of Vital Supply Distribution after an Extreme Event
Proceedings of the AAG Annual Meeting (2018, New Orleans, LA)
  • Suzanna Long, Missouri University of Science and Technology
  • Akhilesh Ojha
  • Thomas Shoberg
  • Steven Corns, Missouri University of Science and Technology
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.
Publication Date
4-1-2018
Citation Information
Suzanna Long, Akhilesh Ojha, Thomas Shoberg and Steven Corns. "Improving the Efficiency of Vital Supply Distribution after an Extreme Event" Proceedings of the AAG Annual Meeting (2018, New Orleans, LA) (2018)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/suzanna_long/116/