A logistics support framework: a systems-based approach to logistics planning for development projects

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Keeffe, Timothy and Ormsby, Gail. 2015. "A logistics support framework: a systems-based approach to logistics planning for development projects." Development in Practice. 25 (6), pp. 843-855. https://doi.org/10.1080/09614524.2015.1061478
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A logistics support framework: a systems-based approach to logistics planning for development projects

ERA Journal ID13488
Article CategoryArticle
AuthorsKeeffe, Timothy and Ormsby, Gail
Journal TitleDevelopment in Practice
Journal Citation25 (6), pp. 843-855
Number of Pages13
Year2015
Place of PublicationUnited Kingdom
ISSN0961-4524
1364-9213
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1080/09614524.2015.1061478
Web Address (URL)https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/09614524.2015.1061478
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Logistics support plays a critical role in the delivery of quality health care services, particularly in developing countries. This study utilised systems methodology and Integrated Logistics Support (ILS) analysis to develop a support framework for a Vision Centre in rural Vietnam. The methodology employs elements of both “soft” (in particular Checkland's Soft Systems Methodology approach) and “hard” systems practices to develop an accessible and robust logistics planning tool.

KeywordsAid effectiveness; Aid – Capacity development; East Asia; Methods; Social sector – Health
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Byline AffiliationsDepartment of Defence, Australia
Avondale College of Higher Education, Australia
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