In October 2012, the American Logistics Aid Network used its extensive network of supply chain management professionals to help victims of one of the nation's most devastating hurricanes. The lessons learned there have continuing applicability.
Netwin Solutions Inc., a provider of applications for supply-chain security and global trade management, has launched a software module to help companies comply with new rules for reporting on the presence of conflict minerals in their products.
Supply chain and logistics play key roles in responding to both acute and chronic humanitarian crises. Whether the cause is a natural disaster, armed conflict or simply undeveloped infrastructure, Jarrod Goentzel says the MIT Humanitarian Response Lab is working to improve supply chain response.
A short window to arrange transportation and warehousing threatened receipt of a donation of a million pairs of shoes, but the charity, Samaritan's Feet, found the right 3PL partner to make the operation work.