Study of stakeholders' challenges in the humanitarian supply chain in light of covid 19.

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Satrujit Chakraborty


The field of stakeholder’s challenges in the humanitarian supply chain is progressively a subject matter of research in light of the COVID 19 pandemic situation. Even though there had been some research in the field of Humanitarian supply chain management in the past, this research paper more related to the identification of the stakeholder challenges in humanitarian supply chains. Humanitarian supply chain management not only deals with natural calamities but also the wake of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, The damage the virus is unleashing is only by way of human infection — it will not affect the infrastructure like other natural disasters such as floods or earthquakes do. Tools and factors/ barriers can be used to identify the challenges of the different stakeholders in the COVID 19 crisis & who has been faced the critical challenges out of it.

The objective of this research is to identify the main challenges of different stakeholders in the HSCM. Foremost, the research goal to recognize appropriate tools for evaluating the most critical challenges be identified in the HSCM.

The research strategy covered for this study is an aggregate different case study, few research articles, a Newspaper, Strategic consulting firm Articles & The empirical data is gathered through interviews with different stakeholders. For this research in total 12 organizations’ representatives and 10 volunteers were interviewed & prepared list questionnaires in the google form & had shared in the various platforms to collect the required data. The collected data have been analysed by TOPSIS (Technique of Order Preference Similarity to the Ideal Solution) a multi-criteria decision analysis method & by implementing TOPSIS, we can identify some of these challenges in Humanitarian supply chain


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