The effects of supply chain cooperation on humanitarian relief operations: A case of Cyclone Idai in Zimbabwe

Journal of Transport and Supply Chain Management

Field Value
Title The effects of supply chain cooperation on humanitarian relief operations: A case of Cyclone Idai in Zimbabwe
Creator Chari, Felix Muzinda, Ozwell Novukela, Cawe Ngcamu, Bethuel S.
Subject — cyclone; humanitarian logistics; relief operations; supply chain; supply chain cooperation
Description Background: The increased frequency of occurrence and complexity of disasters, the world over, have called for increased cooperation amongst stakeholders to deliver humanitarian aid.Objectives: This study came as a result of the growing interest focussed on creating and implementing cooperation to facilitate management of supply chain-related activities in the humanitarian sector. This study therefore sought to gain a better understanding of the effectiveness of supply chain cooperation in aid delivery performance variables, specifically in the context of Cyclone Idai humanitarian relief operations in Zimbabwe.Method: A pragmatic research paradigm was adopted, where the researchers took a mixed approach informed by both quantitative and qualitative research tools.Results: Findings of this study show a significant and positive impact of humanitarian supply chain (HSC) cooperation in achieving output, resource and flexibility performance in the delivery of aid. These findings will change the shape of humanitarian response to have more cooperation amongst organisations rather than responding as single entities.Conclusion: This study will therefore contribute to how humanitarian organisations improve their approach to future disasters through cooperation in their supply chain activities. Theoretically, the study will show how supply chain cooperation is key to humanitarian responses, thus improving effectiveness of HSC when put into practice. Policymakers can use these findings to develop a standard framework of how humanitarian organisations should collectively respond to disasters.
Publisher AOSIS
Date 2021-03-11
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion — —
Format text/html application/epub+zip text/xml application/pdf
Identifier 10.4102/jtscm.v15i0.532
Source Journal of Transport and Supply Chain Management; Vol 15 (2021); 11 pages 1995-5235 2310-8789
Language eng
The following web links (URLs) may trigger a file download or direct you to an alternative webpage to gain access to a publication file format of the published article:
Coverage — — —
Rights Copyright (c) 2021 Felix Chari, Ozwell Muzinda, Cawe Novukela, and Bethuel Sibongiseni Ngcamu