Analyst Insight: Logistics accounts for the bulk of humanitarian relief expenditures. Application of technologies and frameworks used in commercial supply chain activities can reduce costs, increase velocity and save lives during crisis. - Kathy Fulton, Executive Director, American Logistics Aid Network
Many would be surprised to learn the extent to which slavery is still present in global supply chains. Gary Barraco, senior director of supply chain solutions with Amber Road, discusses the problem, and offers guidance on how companies can eliminate all forms of forced labor from their global operations.
Dr. Abdourahmane Diallo, director of health systems strengthening with John Snow Inc., and Walter Proper, JSI's director of public health task order, relate the story of how a vendor-managed inventory (VMI) system improved Zimbabwean citizens' access to critical healthcare. A finalist in the SupplyChainBrain/CSCMP Supply Chain Innovation Award for 2014.
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.