Executive Briefings

Humanitarian Logistics Still Vital

The American Logistics Aid Network (ALAN) continues to improve its capabilities, most recently by completing a mapping project that enhances the organization's ability to match the resources of its members with specific needs of relief agencies.

"We still have more work to do in terms of how we use technology to pinpoint those individuals and companies who are most able in terms of capacity and geography and who are most interested in supporting these needs," says Jock Menzies, president of ALAN. There also is more work to do in building and connecting networks at a regional level, he says. "We want it to become more of an organic process, with the non-profit and government people who respond to critical needs having pre-standing relationships with the ALAN community."

Building out that regional structure is important, says Menzies. Toward that end, ALAN also has been making connections at the regional and state levels between individuals with supply chain experience and organizations that respond to relief needs. "We also have been working on a project involving catastrophic preparedness for the national capital region," he says. "This has brought us closer all parts of our community - businesses, non-profits and government agencies."

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Keywords: 3PL, third party logistics, logistics & supply chain, logistics in humanitarian and relief services

"We still have more work to do in terms of how we use technology to pinpoint those individuals and companies who are most able in terms of capacity and geography and who are most interested in supporting these needs," says Jock Menzies, president of ALAN. There also is more work to do in building and connecting networks at a regional level, he says. "We want it to become more of an organic process, with the non-profit and government people who respond to critical needs having pre-standing relationships with the ALAN community."

Building out that regional structure is important, says Menzies. Toward that end, ALAN also has been making connections at the regional and state levels between individuals with supply chain experience and organizations that respond to relief needs. "We also have been working on a project involving catastrophic preparedness for the national capital region," he says. "This has brought us closer all parts of our community - businesses, non-profits and government agencies."

To view video in its entirely, click here


Keywords: 3PL, third party logistics, logistics & supply chain, logistics in humanitarian and relief services