02/09/2014, Dr. Andreas Kretschmer (WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management), on "Supply Chain Management at Humanitarian Organizations: The Case of School Feeding"


 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.


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.

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