By: Syed Tariq
This paper aims to study multimodal logistics planning in disaster scenarios through literature review and two case studies. It builds a framework around the types of problems addressed in operations research literature and the two phases of disaster operations—preparation and response. The multimodal logistics literature in disaster scenarios is mapped on this framework. It uncovers research gaps by comparing the literature with real-life settings. It finds that the coordination problem is an important aspect of multimodal logistics in disasters that requires further attention in order to close the gap between literature and practice.