Lukas Vogal and Miroslav Pecina (Czech Republic) – MODELLING AND SIMULATION IN THE ENVIRONMENT OF LOGISTICS OF HUMANITARIAN OPERATIONS

Lukas Vogal and Miroslav Pecina (Czech Republic) – MODELLING AND SIMULATION IN THE ENVIRONMENT OF LOGISTICS OF HUMANITARIAN OPERATIONS

 Lukas Vogal

University of Defence in Brno, Czech Republic

E-mail: lukas.vogal@unob.cz 

Miroslav Pecina

University of Defence in Brno, Czech Republic

E-mail: miroslav.pecina@unob.cz

 

Abstract

The article deals with the use of modelling and simulation as a tool for planning humanitarian operations. The aim of the article is to outline the possibilities of using simulation for the need of humanitarian logistics in the context of a fiction scenario. The model situation is the state in which the distribution of humanitarian aid, more precisely the flood situation in the Czech Republic, is planned. The introductory part of the article focuses on a brief introduction to the general problems of both humanitarian logistics and modeling and simulation. Subsequently, this model situation is presented with an example of the simulation model creation process. The conclusion of the article summarizes the lessons learned about the use of simulation for this crisis situation, together with the generalization of results for wider use in humanitarian logistics.

 

Key words: Humanitarian logistics, modelling, simulation, distribution, complex processes

Last Update: October 31, 2019  

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