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Supply Chain for Disaster Management – An Empirical Study. Ashwini Sharma Prof. Dixit Garg Dr. Ashish Agarwal. CONTENTS. Abstract Introduction Literature review Methodology Results Conclusion Acknowledgement References. ABSTRACT.
Prof. Dixit Garg
Dr. Ashish Agarwal
Stage Gate process of present engineering system
(1) Promoting a culture of prevention, preparedness and resilience at all levels through knowledge, innovation and education.
(2) Encouraging mitigation measures based on technology, traditional wisdom and environmental sustainability.
(3) Mainstreaming disaster management into the developmental planning process.
(4) Establishing institutional and techno-legal frameworks to create an enabling regulatory environment and a compliance regime.
It shows that there is an immediate need for promoting the need for managing the disaster effectively and efficiently by educating the students at all level of their education.
The research methodology is based on the interviews taken from the experts from different walks of life and academia. The authors surveyed a number of people to find out their views of what should be included in the survey form. A through survey which included 25 experts from different professions were selected for interview while academicians were also included to take their views. Based on the interviews a survey instrument (as in appendix -1) was designed to know the understanding of disaster management among the engineering graduates studying in different years and different branches. Based on the feedback and interviews the stage gate process in fig. 1 was modified to accommodate suggestions as shown below.
FIG. 2: MODIFIED STAGE GATE PROCESS
With the above results and discussions it can be concluded that a good deal of talent as well as potential has not been thought upon to cater to the requirements which arise in the emergency situations. Even if this talent is given training of not getting panicked at the time of emergency can create a huge difference as the engineering graduates across the India counts for approximately 20 lakhs. If we see the state of their understanding about humanitarian logistics as in the results it calls for immediate action from the academicians, curriculum designers, universities, government organizations and people who have expertise in this area.
The authors have proposed an elective subject to be taught to engineering students related to disaster management which can result in to cascading the knowledge of this area. Employment opportunities for students can be another potential aspect as the disaster management field is new and rather less explored by the engineers. Real need is of training the students to fight in the emergency situations where they can contribute effectively in their capacity for whole of their life which may result in to saving of lives and huge amount of losses in such cases.