iTRACK project has been represented at the Production and Operations Management Society (POMS) 28th Annual Conference which took place at Hyatt Regency Bellevue Seattle, Washington, USA between 5th -8th of May 2017. Hlekiwe Kachali, Lecturer, Hanken School of Economics, Finland presented a Case Study called “Security Issues in Humanitarian Relief and Response Operations in Hostile Environments: A Case Study”. This work investigates the challenges humanitarian organisations face, and what measures can and have been employed to overcome these issues. Another project partner Gyöngyi Kovács from the same the same organization chaired a session “Emergency Logistics and Operational Preparedness for Weather-Related Disasters – 2” under Humanitarian Operations and Crisis Management Track.

Production and Operations Management Society (POMS) is an international professional organization representing the interests of POM professionals from around the world. The purposes of the Society are: to extend and integrate knowledge that contributes to the improved understanding and practice of production and operations management (POM); to disseminate information on POM to managers, scientists, educators, students, public and private organizations, national and local governments, and the general public; and to promote the improvement of POM and its teaching in public and private manufacturing and service organizations throughout the world.