Most of the disasters occur unexpectedly with respect to time, place and intensity. Due to these reasons, humanitarian logistics has attracted considerable research attention in the recent past. This paper reviews modeling parameters for objective functions and constraints in humanitarian logistics distribution. The objective functions that are realized in various humanitarian emergency operations aim to increase the supply of relief aid. In this paper, a classification based review methodology is employed to identify various cost functions and constraints for primary emergency operations in logistics viz. casualty transportation and relief distribution problems. Based on the classification, areas of future research are discussed that would be useful for key decision makers in planning logistics activities in emergency situations. The paper also serves to delineate the recent trends, challenges and research gaps in the area of Humanitarian Logistics.
M. Safeer, Dr. Anbuudayasankar S. P., Kartik Balkumar, and K. Ganesh, “Analyzing Transportation and Distribution in Emergency Humanitarian Logistics”, "12th Global Congress on Manufacturing and Management" GCMM - 2014, vol. 97, pp. 2248 - 2258, 2014.