By: Robert J. Bowman, SupplyChainBrain April 11, 2014
Born in the wake of one devastating hurricane, the American Logistics Aid Network found itself in the eye of another.
ALAN was formed in response to a series of unusually intense storms in 2005, most notably Hurricane Katrina. Today, the organization draws on an extensive roster of private companies, trade associations, government agencies and relief organizations to respond to any manner of disaster, enabling the rapid delivery of food, clothing, shelter and other critical supplies to those in need. Kathy Fulton, interim president and director of operations with ALAN, and Richard Sharpe, chief executive officer of Competitive Insights LLC, join us to discuss how ALAN and its partners responded to Hurricane Sandy, which slammed the Caribbean and Atlantic seaboard in 2012. They talk about the lessons they learned, and how they plan on dealing with the next big disaster. Hosted by Bob Bowman, Managing Editor of SupplyChainBrain.
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