Management of Humanitarian Logistics in the Stages Prior to Natural Disasters in Canton Ambato, Ecuador

  • Santiago Velastegui
  • Rosa Galleguillos-Pozo
  • Cesar Rosero
  • Marcelo V. GarciaEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 1099)


In recent years in Ecuador’s country, an increasing number of domestic natural disasters has caused losses of lives and material. This study aims to generate Humanitarian Logistics for the canton Ambato in Ecuador. The safe zones are identified for defining the collection centers and the public resources to be available for each parish based on the Analytic hierarchy process (AHP) and Geographic Information System (GIS) methods. As a result of this technique the main collection center for the canton Ambato is determined, allowing the movement of humanitarian assistance in the shortest time possible due to the accessibility of transport routes, available space, organization, own resources and travel time to every location.


Humanitarian Logistics Catastrophes Analytic hierarchy process (AHP) Center of Gravity ArcGIS 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Universidad Tecnica de Ambato, UTAAmbatoEcuador
  2. 2.Universidad Politecnica de Catalunya, UPCBarcelonaSpain
  3. 3.University of Basque Country, UPV/EHUBilbaoSpain

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