A case study on flood relief service supply chain in Kerala
Author(s): Benson Benny, Jerry George KR, Basil K Paul, Dr. Pradeepmon TG and Gibin John
Abstract: During August 2018, the state of Kerala witnessed the worst flood in the history as a result of unusually high rainfall. According to the Kerala Government records, over a million people were evacuated and accommodated in 3,274 relief camps across the 14 districts. In order to sustain the lives of the affected people, urgent relief services were to be provided timely and accurately. Even though the resources were supplied to different relief camps, they were either excess or deficit on several occasions. For effective operation of these supply chain activities actual demand of each camp should be calculated considering various factors and transportation should be carried out in lower risk routes. By studying the conditions existed during the flood period, indicators affecting the demand of a camp was studied. The transportation network condition was also studied for selecting the right routes for supplying. In this paper a criteria for calculating the exact demand of relief camps is presented and a transportation matrix with the risk and time as criteria is formulated. A model is also proposed by studying the selected camp sites and the selected resource points. The result of the study proposes an efficient and timely relief supply service model for urgent disaster incidents.
Benson Benny, Jerry George KR, Basil K Paul, Dr. Pradeepmon TG, Gibin John. A case study on flood relief service supply chain in Kerala. Int J Adv Acad Stud 2019;1(2):16-19. DOI: 10.33545/27068919.2019.v1.i2a.13