Special Issue on Humanitarian Relief Chains in Honor of Prof. Benita Beamon
Special Issue on Humanitarian Relief Chains in Honor of Prof. Benita BeamonThis special issue was organized to commemorate Prof. Benita Beamon, who passed away on November 29, 2014, at the age of 48.
Prof. Beamon was passionate in using her expertise in supply chain and production systems to deal with the problems that matter to the world and to people. She was a pioneer in humanitarian logistics research. She developed effective performance measurement systems, coordination techniques, and quantitative models to support decision making in humanitarian relief chains. She had a unique vision in identifying what is important for the research and practice of humanitarian logistics. This special issue includes a total of five papers, each of which touches on Prof. Beamon’s research in humanitarian logistics at different angles.
It has been my honor to organize this special issue to commemorate Benita Beamon and her work in humanitarian logistics.