Humanitarian Logistics Initiative

Humanitarian logistics involves the coordination of people, organizations, and materials to deliver goods and services to people in need. Non-profit logistics focuses on the operations of non-profit organizations at local, regional and national levels. 

At Northwestern University, researchers are actively engaging in many areas of humanitarian and non-profit logistics, including disaster relief, emergency response, hunger relief, and mobile health clinics. Projects focus on approaches to develop and apply modeling and solution technology to promote welfare and equity through the efficient delivery of goods and services. This work involves close partnerships with organizations in the field to solve the complex problems that arise in humanitarian and non-profit logistics.

For more information on humanitarian logistics at Northwestern University, visit the Humanitarian and Non-Profit Logistics web site.