Supply Chain Management at Humanitarian Organizations: The Case of School Feeding

Past event — 3 September 2014

Kühne Logistics University
Grosser Grasbrook 17, 20457 Hamburg

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Dr. Andreas Kretschmer


Supply chains are central for the success of humanitarian interventions run by international organizations such as the World Food Programme (WFP). In the area of development aid logistics school feeding is an established intervention with multiple objectives including education, nutrition, and value transfer. Recently the focus shifted to develop sustainable local programs and supply chains.

In this research the critical factors of school feeding supply chains that are relevant for program sustainability are examined. A framework of critical factors based on multiple sources of input is proposed. Furthermore, case study research is used to gain more insights on the proposed critical factors.

About the presenter:

Andreas Kretschmer studied business administration at the Leipzig Graduate School of Management (HHL) and completed a semester abroad at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. He wrote his diploma thesis on logistics costs in the automotive industry in cooperation with Invest in Germany.

After graduating in 2007 he joined The Boston Consulting Group and worked on projects in the aviation industry and consumer goods industry.

From 2010 to 2013, Mr. Kretschmer was an external PhD student at the Chair of Logistics Management at WHU. His research focuses on supply chain management at humanitarian organizations.

About the Seminar

The KLU research seminar series is a regular meeting of PhD students, Post-Docs and professors who conduct research in the field of logistics and supply chain management. The research seminar is open to the public and we happily welcome guests.