Models and Metrics

The Emergency Supply Pre-positioning Strategy (ESUPS) analyzes data on warehouses stock and cost by using analytical models and metrics in order to help the humanitarian community to make more accurate procurement decisions which will result in a more efficient use of funds and resources to better serve beneficiaries.

Based on data provided by the humanitarian community, we present an example on the logistics response to a natural disaster and discuss about the improvements that might be made in emergency response by implementing a pre-positioning strategy as a preparedness measure.