Third and fourth-party logistics providers groups formation focused on humanitarian logistics in the face of coastal flooding
During recent years coastal flooding in Mexico has increased, due to this situation, it is necessary to have alternative ways to serve the affected population. Government (G), non-governmental organizations (NGOs), civil society organizations (CSOs) and private enterprises (PEs) are the main players involved in humanitarian aid. This aid in Mexico comes through national and international instances. Here the actors meet the needs of the people affected individually and not collectively. Pointing out that sometimes the same population (P) provides help to themselves. This research intends in a qualitative way to help the Mexican government to incorporate the integration of third and fourth-party logistics as actors for humanitarian aid; by proposing the formation of providers’ groups focused on humanitarian aid with the aforementioned actors. This would help the population more efficiently by applying horizontal and vertical coordination, to reduce the response time when the affected population is in danger.