Tactical design of a resilient humanitarian transportation network

Yusuf Seçerdin, Murat Erkoc

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Abstract

This paper addresses a resilient humanitarian service network design against hurricane disruptions for a major carrier which operates a feeder hub-and-spoke network in the Caribbean. The significance of a resilient transportation network- either a public or a private network- arises when a transportation network is utilized for humanitarian purposes immediately after the disaster. The carrier aims to combine non-urgent relief supplies with regular business cargo to achieve transportation efficiency as well as meeting the humanitarian need of the affected areas in the post-disaster period. We propose a two-phase solution framework which is composed of two distinct models, the outer model and the inner model in each corresponding phase. We develop a multi-stage stochastic programming formulation for solving the resilient humanitarian network design problem without scheduling decisions in the outer model. The inner model considers the service network design problem on a time-space network where routing and scheduling decisions are made simultaneously. The output of the outer model-amount of business and relief cargo assigned to each route- is employed as an input for the inner model.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIISE Annual Conference and Expo 2019
PublisherInstitute of Industrial and Systems Engineers, IISE
ISBN (Electronic)9781713814092
StatePublished - 2019
Event2019 Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers Annual Conference and Expo, IISE 2019 - Orlando, United States
Duration: May 18 2019May 21 2019

Publication series

NameIISE Annual Conference and Expo 2019

Conference

Conference2019 Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers Annual Conference and Expo, IISE 2019
CountryUnited States
CityOrlando
Period5/18/195/21/19

Keywords

  • Aircraft routing
  • Humanitarian logistics
  • Hurricane disruptions
  • Resilience
  • Scheduling
  • Service network design

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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