Digitalization of the last mile of a humanitarian supply chain

Caon, Maurizio (School of Management Fribourg, HES-SO // University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland) ; Abou Khaled, Omar (School of Management Fribourg, HES-SO // University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland) ; Vaucher, Paul (School of Health Sciences Fribourg, HES-SO // University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland) ; Mezher, Dany (Saint-Joseph University, Beirut, Lebanon) ; Mc Guire, George (International Committee of the Red Cross, Geneva, Switzerland)

The digitalization of humanitarian supply chains allows overcoming one of the greatest difficulties faced by NGOs and governments in managing health equipment in crisis situations: the visibility of stocks and consumption at the end of the chain. This paper presents the design process of the health equipment inventory management system developed to support the humanitarian crisis related to the Syrian refugees in Lebanon. The prototype was tested at the pharmacy of the ICRC Weapon-wounded Trauma and Training Centre in Tripoli, Lebanon, where it was demonstrated to be easy to use and able to facilitate the work related to the management of medicament stocks and orders.


Note: Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the International Conference on Human Interaction and Human Interaction and Emerging Technologies venue in Strasbourg was cancelled. The proceedings of the online conference are however published according to the original schedule.


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Conference Type:
published full paper
Faculty:
Economie et Services
Santé
School:
HEdS-FR
HEG-FR
Institute:
Aucun institut
Recherche appliquée et développement Santé HEDS-FR
Subject(s):
Economie/gestion
Publisher:
Lausanne, Switzerland, 23-25 April 2020
Date:
2020-04
Lausanne, Switzerland
23-25 April 2020
Pagination:
Pp. 596–602
Published in:
Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Human Interaction and Emerging Technologies: Future Applications (IHIET – AI 2020)
Numeration (vol. no.):
2020, vol. 1152, pp. 596–602
DOI:
ISSN:
2194-5357
ISBN:
978-3-030-44266-8
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