Humanitarian Supply Chains

MIT CTL offering humanitarian logistics course

Monday, April 29, 2024 · Brian Straight
MIT’s Center for Transportation & Logistics is offering a 9-week course on humanitarian logistics.

5 things supply chain managers can do to contribute to humanitarian relief

Monday, August 28, 2023 · Iana Shaheen and Arash Azadegan
When it comes to disaster relief, supply chains are critical. Here’s what to know about working with relief organizations.

Help doesn’t arrive without the supply chain

Friday, April 28, 2023 · Brian Straight
Relief supply chains are more complex than traditional supply chains. But in a disaster situation, time can be of the essence, and the chaotic nature of trying to pull together a massive relief effort means existing relationships may be more important than ever.

ALAN’s Helpful Post-Tornado Relief Do’s And Don’ts

Tuesday, December 14, 2021 · Patrick Burnson
Here are a number of directives for supply chain managers to consider

Remember the Seafarers

Monday, December 6, 2021 · Patrick Burnson
With the advent of the holiday season and the relaxation of pandemic protocols, supply chain managers may expect to witness a revival of industry events and a few quiet cocktail parties where they will reflect upon what it means to work on the U.S. West Coast.

Protecting Human Rights While Solving Climate Change Riddle

Monday, November 29, 2021 · Patrick Burnson
Climate change deniers may contend that regulatory compliance takes its human toll in supply chain management outcomes, but a new body of research contends that the benefits slightly outweigh the risks.

Humanitarian Supply Chain Crusade Needs Help From Private Sector

Thursday, August 26, 2021 · Patrick Burnson
Among the scores of humanitarian supply chain entities, The Order of Malta is following with utmost attention and concern the dramatic events unfolding in Afghanistan.

Humanitarian Supply Chain Opinion: China’s Ambitious Plan

Wednesday, August 25, 2021 · Michael Einhorn
Manufacturing in China often conjures the images of factories, assembly lines, and workrooms running on cheap, inexpensive, and in some cases, slave labor.

Humanitarian Supply Chain: Vaccine Delivery Drones for Children in Need

Wednesday, June 23, 2021 · Adriana Lembcke and Ornipha Vongasemjit
Nepal’s current average vaccine coverage hovers around 78%, and 59 out of 77 districts have not yet been fully immunized. Finding an efficient way to make vaccines more accessible by reviewing last-mile delivery is key to improving immunization coverage throughout the whole…

Recognizing Humanitarian Supply Chain Providers

Wednesday, April 7, 2021 · Patrick Burnson
ALAN has opened nominations for its fifth annual Humanitarian Logistics Awards.

Global Supply Chains Serving the Neediest

Thursday, December 24, 2020 · Patrick Burnson
No serious discussion of humanitarian supply chains can take place before acknowledging The Sovereign Order of Malta – one of the oldest institutions of Western and Christian civilization.

Human Rights Day Signals a Call For Improved Supply Chain Transparency

Thursday, December 10, 2020 · Patrick Burnson
As the world marks Human Rights Day, the widening societal inequalities brought into focus by the pandemic are a stark reminder of the action needed to advance human rights.

Lawmakers Can Make a Difference in the Fight Against Forced Labor in Supply Chains

Wednesday, November 18, 2020 · Alexis Bateman
Companies’ efforts to tackle the problem through improved supply chain visibility and the introduction of audit programs are laudable and have deterred some bad actors. However, this scourge will not be rooted out until its perpetrators face stiff penalties that are enforced…

Humanitarian Supply Chain: ALAN Responds To Hurricane Delta

Monday, October 12, 2020 · SCMR Staff
As Texas and Louisiana start to pick up the pieces after Hurricane Delta, the American Logistics Aid Network (ALAN) is gearing up to provide support – and hoping that members of the logistics community will be just as willing to help with the 25th named storm of the season…

Humanitarian Supply Chain: Fighting the Good Fight for West Coast Farm Workers

Monday, September 21, 2020 · Patrick Burnson
Port of Los Angeles recently teamed with Logistics Victory Los Angeles and CMA CGM Group to donate 75,000 respiratory facemasks to the United Farm Workers of America.
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