Ergun and Swann Discuss the Role of IEs in Disaster Response

Sep 1, 2010 | Atlanta, GA

In a recent issue of Industrial Engineer, Professors Julie Swann and Ozlem Ergun were among a number of industrial engineers (IE) interviewed about the logistics of disaster response and the role of IEs in humanitarian relief. Recognizing that there is a lot of uncertainty when a disaster strikes, Swann and Ergun agree that you have to be adaptable in the humanitarian sector, even more so than in a traditional supply chain, because “you just have to figure out creative ways to get stuff where it needs to go” Click here to read the entire article.

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