10:30 AM - 10:55 AM
Price Flexible Transportation Procurement Contracts for Aid Delivery in Developing Countries
In Africa, managing freight transportation of the food aid supply chain is challenging due to poor infrastructure, security risks, and volatile markets. We develop an econometric model that identifies the determinants of transportation prices and a real options approach to design price-flexible contracts that improves the response rate of transporters.
10:55 AM - 11:20 AM
Community healthcare network in underserved areas: design, mathematical models, and analysis
In this presentation, we design community healthcare networks in underserved areas. The problem consists of determining the number of community health workers and supervisors, as well as the routing and scheduling of the supervisors. We propose four set-partitioning mathematical models. Computational results are presented for a real-life case study.
11:20 AM - 11:45 AM
Strengthening local humanitarian networks to ensure efficient response and improve resilience in disaster-prone areas.
The Global Partnership for Emergency Preparedness Project of the WFP aims to determine sustainable options for reinforcing local capacities in high disaster-risk areas. To support it, this study proposes an optimization tool to identify where to strengthen the current response network to bridge the gaps. The methodological framework is presented.
11:45 AM - 12:10 PM
Logistics service network design for humanitarian response in East Africa
This research project aims to analyze the potential benefits of adding a regional distribution center in Kampala to UNHRD’s existing depot network. To this end, we used fieldwork, simulation, optimization and statistical analyses to assess the costs of prepositioning relief items in Kampala and to propose a robust stocking solution.