MIT Humanitarian Response Lab specialises in improving efficiencies and supply chains of Humanitarian organisations. Some very interesting case studies to be found on their website: I was particularly captivated by the 'Humanitarian Aid in Less Secure Regions' Section.
MIT Humanitarian Response Lab statement:
"To help meet human needs by understanding and improving the crisis response systems behind public services and private markets. Based within the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics, the Response Lab combines MIT expertise in engineering, management, technology, economics, urban studies and planning and other disciplines to drive practical innovation for humanitarian response."