A cost effective and sustainable relief material supply visibility system for devastated areas

Shigeya Suzuki, Yuki Sato, Takehiro Yokoishi, Jin Mitsugi

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Abstract

In this paper, we propose a cost effective and sustainable relief material visibility system. In an evacuation site such as the one prepared following a disastrous event such as the Tohoku earthquake, we have observed three issues on relief goods supply management: discrepancy between demands and supplies, difficulty of sorting and picking of relief material, and storage strategy to maintain optimal capacity and delivery time. To ease these issues, we developed a system which supports fulfillment by product category. Also, we implemented the system as an 'evacuee support mode' of a traceability system to share both software and hardware assets. By deploying as a dual-mode system, the system can be cost-effective and sustainable. We have developed a prototype system alongside with an agricultural ecommerce system with traceability support. We deployed the prototype at a disaster drill session to gauge the effectiveness of the design.

Original languageEnglish
Pages271-276
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Jan 1
Event2014 IEEE World Forum on Internet of Things, WF-IoT 2014 - Seoul, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 2014 Mar 62014 Mar 8

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Other2014 IEEE World Forum on Internet of Things, WF-IoT 2014
CountryKorea, Republic of
CitySeoul
Period14/3/614/3/8

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications

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    Suzuki, S., Sato, Y., Yokoishi, T., & Mitsugi, J. (2014). A cost effective and sustainable relief material supply visibility system for devastated areas. 271-276. Paper presented at 2014 IEEE World Forum on Internet of Things, WF-IoT 2014, Seoul, Korea, Republic of. https://doi.org/10.1109/WF-IoT.2014.6803171