Humanitarian Supply Chain Resilience: A Case Study on Médecins Sans Frontières

Julia Birgit Brugger, Siegfried Vössner

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In this paper first results of an ongoing research project concerning supply chain resilience capabilities of humanitarian and commercial organizations and their cross learning potentials will be presented. To do this case studies on large organizations active in the humanitarian field will be performed. As will be shown by our preliminary results from a case study on one of the world’s largest humanitarian organizations, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), there is a strong indication for several learning potentials between the commercial and humanitarian world. These focus mostly on the areas of collaboration, preparation and corporate and individual values alignment.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 26th annual IPSERA Conference: Coping with the Future: Picking your Battles
Subtitle of host publicationCoping with the Future: Picking your Battles
Place of PublicationBudapest
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Event26th Annual IPSERA Conference - Budapest, Hungary
Duration: 9 Apr 201712 Apr 2017


Conference26th Annual IPSERA Conference
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