Coordination of efforts in disaster relief supply chains: The moderating role of resource scarcity and redundancy
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2018

Connecting to the ongoing conversation on the importance of effective coordination, in this
paper, we empirically examine the impact of key theoretical modes of coordination, i.e. resource
sharing, standardization of operations, and synchronization in disaster relief supply chains, on
the performance of the humanitarian organizations. Survey data is collected from 101
humanitarian organizations in the emerging countries within Southeast Asia. Data is used to test
a conceptually developed model, using structural equation modeling- partial least square (SEMPLS)
approach. The results reveal the significant impact of resource sharing and standardization
on performance outcomes in terms of resources used, responsiveness, and flexibility, while
resource sharing is highly weakened by resource scarcity and redundancy. The managerial
implication and recommendations are concluded for the further research.


Resource sharing

disaster relief supply chain


standardization of operations



Ala Pazirandeh Arvidsson

Chalmers, Teknikens ekonomi och organisation, Supply and Operations Management

Amin Maghsoudi

Unknown organization

International Journal of Logistics Research and Applications

1367-5567 (ISSN) 1469-848X (eISSN)


Annan maskinteknik

Transportteknik och logistik



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