The United Nations Joint Logistics Centre (UNJLC) - An Operational and Conceptual Inter-Agency Logistics Platform

Published 12 Jan 2004
Reference 5213
Topic Strategy
Region Global
Summary

This case covers the institutionalization process as well as the evolution in scope of the United Nations Joint Logistics Centre (UNJLC). It describes the relationship between the facility and the stakeholders namely the donor community, the host institution (WFP) and humanitarian organizations within and outside the UN system.

Teaching objectives

This case describes the main events and issues related to the facility�s acceptance process. It allows students i) to appreciate the difficulties of institutionalizing a new mechanism in the complex and pluri-actor humanitarian community ii) to discuss the role, trait and contribution of the originator of the concept, iii) and to discover the tactics used to legitimize and ensure acceptance of an innovative concept that goes beyond the boundaries of a single organization even though it entails the involvement of a diverse set of stakeholders.

Keywords
  • RD0904
  • AR2004
  • AR0304
  • HUMANITARIAN
  • LOGISTICS COORDINATION
  • NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS
  • DISASTER MANAGEMENT