%0 Journal Article
	%A Arun Kumar and  Yousef L. A. Latif and  Fugen Daver
	%D 2012
	%J International Journal of Economics and Management Engineering
	%B World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology
	%I Open Science Index 71, 2012
	%T Developing Forecasting Tool for Humanitarian Relief Organizations in Emergency Logistics Planning
	%U https://publications.waset.org/pdf/10514
	%V 71
	%X Despite the availability of natural disaster related time series data for last 110 years, there is no forecasting tool available to humanitarian relief organizations to determine forecasts for emergency logistics planning. This study develops a forecasting tool based on identifying probability distributions. The estimates of the parameters are used to calculate natural disaster forecasts. Further, the determination of aggregate forecasts leads to efficient pre-disaster planning. Based on the research findings, the relief agencies can optimize the various resources allocation in emergency logistics planning.

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