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Published by: INSEAD
Originally published in: 2003
Version: 02.2008

Abstract

This is part of a series of six cases covering the United Nations Joint Logistics Centre (UNJLC). This case describes the activities of the United Nations Joint Logistics Centre (UNJLC), activated in response to the Afghanistan crisis, during its second phase. The UNJLC dealt with operational and logistics bottlenecks within Afghanistan. However, it also got involved in the country's most strategic nation-building initiatives from the logistics perspective raising the issue of its boundaries and mandate as a humanitarian emergency facility. This case covers the evolution of UNJLC's roles and functions throughout its deployment period, revealing the potential and boundaries of the concept in different emergency situations. It allows students to: (1) appreciate the difficulties of achieving objectives in extremely difficult settings; and (2) discuss the relationship between relevance and need for the facility versus such soft issues such as challenges of innovation in big organisations, co-ordination among independent agencies, and acceptance versus formal institutionalisation.
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Abstract

This is part of a series of six cases covering the United Nations Joint Logistics Centre (UNJLC). This case describes the activities of the United Nations Joint Logistics Centre (UNJLC), activated in response to the Afghanistan crisis, during its second phase. The UNJLC dealt with operational and logistics bottlenecks within Afghanistan. However, it also got involved in the country's most strategic nation-building initiatives from the logistics perspective raising the issue of its boundaries and mandate as a humanitarian emergency facility. This case covers the evolution of UNJLC's roles and functions throughout its deployment period, revealing the potential and boundaries of the concept in different emergency situations. It allows students to: (1) appreciate the difficulties of achieving objectives in extremely difficult settings; and (2) discuss the relationship between relevance and need for the facility versus such soft issues such as challenges of innovation in big organisations, co-ordination among independent agencies, and acceptance versus formal institutionalisation.

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2002-2003

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