An Integrated Approach for Disaster Supply Chain and Logistics Management
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This book provides a first-of-its-kind approach for using blockchain to enhance resilience in disaster supply chain and logistics management, especially when dealing with dynamic communication, relief operations, prioritization, coordination, and distribution of scarce resources --- these are elements of volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity (VUCA) describing a dynamic environment that now form the "new norm" for many leaders.
Blockchain-Enabled Resilience: An Integrated Approach for Disaster Supply Chain and Logistics Management analyses the application of blockchain technology used to enable resilience in a disaster supply chain network. It discusses IoT and DVFS algorithms for developing a network-based simulation and presents advancements in disaster supply chain strategies using smart contacts for collaborations. The book covers how success is based on collaboration, coordination, sovereignty, and equality in distributing resources and offers a theoretical analysis that reveals that enhancing resilience can improve collaboration and communication and can result in more time-efficient processing for disaster supply management.
This book provides a first-of-its-kind approach for managers and policy-makers as well as researchers interested in using blockchain to enhance resilience in disaster supply chains, especially when dealing with dynamic communication, relief operations, prioritization, coordination, and distribution of scarce resources. Practical guidance is provided for managers interested in implementation. A robust research agenda is also provided for those interested in expanding present research.
"Although different researchers have attempted to upgrade the resilience and disaster management approach by incorporating different latest methods, …this book has taken a new approach by introducing the application of blockchain against the backdrop of resilience and disaster management" --- Irina Neaga., PhD., Senior Lecturer in Logistics, the University of Wales Trinity St David
"This book is very timely and focuses on the potential of blockchain for resilience in supply chain and logistics networks…[it is] relevant to academic researchers, industry professionals, and policy-makers…" --- Ramesh Ramadoss, Ph.D., Co-chair, IEEE Blockchain Initiative.
Table of Contents
1. Supply Chain Management in the Age of Complexity. 2. Facets of Disaster Management. 3. Developments in Disaster Management. 4. Towards Blockchain Model in Disaster Management. 5. Results of Blockchain-Enabled Simulation. 6. Implications Blockchain-Enabled Model. 7. A Research Agenda in Blockchain-Enabled Resilience. 8. Glossary of terms.
Polinpapilinho F. Katina currently serves as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Informatics and Engineering Systems at the University of South Carolina Upstate (Spartanburg, South Carolina, USA). He has served in various capacities at the National Centers for System of Systems Engineering (Norfolk, Virginia, USA), Old Dominion University (Norfolk, Virginia, USA), Politecnico di Milano (Milan, Italy), Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (Daytona Beach, Florida, USA), The University of Alabama in Huntsville (Huntsville, Alabama, USA), and Syracuse University (Syracuse, New York, USA). He holds a B.S. in Engineering Technology (Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia, USA), a M.Eng. in Systems Engineering (Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia, USA), and a Ph.D. in Engineering Management and Systems Engineering (Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia, USA). He received additional training at the Politecnico di Milano (Milan, Italy) in the Energy Department in the Nuclear Division - Laboratory of Signal Analysis and Risk Analysis.
Dr. Katina focuses on teaching and research in the areas of Complex System Governance, Critical Infrastructure Systems, Decision Making and Analysis, Emerging Technologies (e.g., IoT), Energy Systems (Smart Grids), Engineering Management, Infranomics, Manufacturing Systems, Systems of Systems, Systems Engineering, Systems Pathology, Systems Theory, and Systems Thinking. He has demonstrable experience in leading large-scale research projects and has achieved many established research outcomes, including publications in influential journals, conferences, and books. To his credit, he has more than 150 peer-reviewed journal articles, conference proceedings, and book chapters. He has also co-authored five (5) books and has published in over 15 different peer-reviewed journals with high impact and visibility.
Adrian V. Gheorghe currently serves as a Professor of Engineering Management and Systems Engineering in the Department of Engineering Management and Systems Engineering and is the Batten Endowed Chair on System of Systems Engineering at Old Dominion University (Norfolk, Virginia, USA). He holds a M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from the Faculty of Power Engineering, Bucharest Polytechnic Institute (Bucharest, Romania), a Ph.D. in Systems Science/Systems Engineering from City University (London, U.K.), an MBA from the Academy of Economic Studies (Bucharest, Romania), and a M.Sc. Engineering-Economics, Bucharest Polytechnic Institute, (Bucharest, Romania).
Dr. Gheorghe serves as a Senior Scientist with the European Institute for Risk and Communication Management (Bucharest, Romania) and Vice President World Security Forum (Langenthal, Switzerland). He has worked with different organizations, including the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, and the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission. He has experience with the editorship for several international scientific journals, including the International Journal of Critical Infrastructures, International Journal of System of Systems Engineering, International Journal of Environment and Pollution, and International Journal of Sustainable Development. He also serves on several Editorial Boards, including the International Journal of Global Energy Issues, and has several book publications to his credit.