Operational Mechanism and Evaluation System for Emergency Logistics Risks

Full Text (PDF, 305KB), PP.25-32

Views: 0 Downloads: 0


Qi Cheng 1,* Lei Yu 1

1. School of Management, WHUT, Wuhan, China

* Corresponding author.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.5815/ijisa.2010.02.04

Received: 10 Mar. 2010 / Revised: 15 Jul. 2010 / Accepted: 2 Oct. 2010 / Published: 8 Dec. 2010

Index Terms

Natural disaster, emergency logistics risk, operational mechanism, evaluation system


Lots of risks existed in the operating process of emergency logistics especially when natural disasters happened. Both operating mechanism and evaluation system research on Emergency Logistics Risks (ELR) are the basis of effective recognizing, preventing and responding to risks, so it’s of great theoretical and practical significance to study the formation and influence mechanism and to establish an evaluating index system for ELR. Firstly, some foundation research about ELR was carried out, including definition, characteristics and classification of ELR. The formation and influence mechanism of ELR were discussed. The research of questionnaire survey offered an objective support for theoretical mechanism and index system establishment. Then, the evaluating index system for ELR was established. This system was a multi-level index system, and mainly evaluated by the decision-making risk, dispatching and commanding risk, organizing and coordinating risk, executing and controlling risk, resources supporting risk and their sub index. The establishment principles and significance of the index system were discussed. Then, the fuzzy comprehensive evaluation and Delphi method were used to confirm the index weight and value. Finally, a case analysis on ELR of Yushu earthquake was conducted to demonstrate the evaluating index system and to evaluate the actual risk level.

Cite This Paper

Qi Cheng, Lei Yu,"Operational Mechanism and Evaluation System for Emergency Logistics Risks ", International Journal of Intelligent Systems and Applications(IJISA), vol.2, no.2, pp.25-32, 2010. DOI: 10.5815/ijisa.2010.02.04


[1] Ming-Chih.Tsai, Ying-So Su, “Political risk assessment on air logistics hub developments in Taiwan,” Journal of Air Transport Management, 2002, (8).

[2] Kimberly A Killmer Hollister, “A Risk/Cost Framework for Logistics Policy Evaluation: Hazardous Waste Management,” Journal of Business & Economic Studies, 2002, 8(1), pp. 23-30.

[3] Li Junjun, “Research on risk avoidance in the process of logistics services,” Storage Transportation & Preservation of Commodities, 2002, (1) , pp. 19-22.

[4] G M Giaglis,I Minis,A Tatarakis, “Minimizing logistics risk through real-time vehicle routing and mobile technologies,” International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management, 2004, 34(9) , pp. 749-764

[5] Huang Benxiao,Cheng zuhao, “Discuss on risk avoidance in of logistics enterprise,” Commercial Economy Studies, 2003, (18) , pp. 16-17.

[6] Su Qi; Zhao Yifei, “Study on Control of Logistics Risk from the Angle of Risk Management,” Logistics Sci-Tech, 2007, 09, pp. 30.

[7] Chen Xiaojun. The risk management of large-scale manufacturing enterprise logistics system. Shanghai Jiaotong University, 2006.

[8] Huang Jianzhu. Assessment study on the risk of manufacturing enterprise logistics system. Shanghai Maritime University, 2006.

[9] G E Appleguist, J F Pekny, G V Reklaitis,”Risk and uncertainty in managing chemical manufacturing supply chains,” Computers and Chemical Engineering,2000,(24) , pp. 211-2 222.

[10] Yuan Jiafeng, “Analysis on outsourcing risk of retail chain logistic,”Reformation & Strategy, 2004, (6), pp. 13-15.

[11] Chen Weijian. Research and practice on customs logistics risk management. Huazhong University of science and technology, 2006.

[12] Peng Yulan," “The Third Party Logistics and its Risk Analysis,” Commercial Research, 2004, (24) , pp. 147-150.

[13] Xiao Fengpin, Xu Zhengping, “Moral risk analysis on the third party logistics enterprise,”China Procurement and Transportation, 2006, (1), pp. 107-108.

[14] Wang Zhengfeng, Wang Xicheng, “Study on risk assessment of the fourth party logistics,”Market Modernization, 2006, (1), pp. 100~101.

[15] Joseph L Cavinato, “Supply chain logistics risk: From the back room to the board room, “International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management, 2004, 34(5), pp. 383-385.

[16] Liu Xiaoqun, “Logistics outsourcing’s motivation, risk and its management,”Commercial Economics Review, 2004, (1) , pp. 63-65.

[17] Zhong Wei, etc, “Research on Formation Mechanism and Prevention of Logistics Outsourcing Risk,”China Safety Science Journal, 2005, (1), pp. 55-58.

[18] Zeng Xiangyun, “Study on the Cooperation Risk in 3PL and the Risk Prevention,” China Business and Market, 2004, (7).

[19] Chen Fen. Study on the risk of global supply chain disruption,Ocean University of China, 2007.

[20] Zhou Yu. Research on the Emergency Logistics Risk Analysis Based on the BP Neural Network, Dalian Maritime University, 2009.

[21] ZhaoYong,Feng Shaojuan,Liu Jia, “Risk Analysis of Emergency Logistics,”Logistics Technology,2006(29), pp. 09~13.

[22] Zheng Jian. Research on Evaluating System of Logistics Outsourcing in Risk. DMU, Mar.2007.

[23] The death toll rose to 193 and 2046 were injured in Yushu earthquake. [EB/OL].Wuhan: Dachu net (2010-04-21) [2010-04-20].http://hb.qq.com/a/20100420/004212.