We Must Win The Race On Time for Disaster Response  

We Must Win The Race On Time for Disaster Response

 

Disaster Relief
Summary
“How do we get Logistics to play a more efficient role in disaster relief, getting the right product, in the right quantity, to the right place, at the right time, and at the right price?”
Details
Our world has witnessed many more hurricanes, storms and tsunamis than ever before. What are the steps we must take to reduce the impact of these natural phenomena on our lives? What can we do to be ready?
Logistics plays a critical role in disaster relief. Getting the “right product, in the right quantity, to the right place, at the right time, and at the right price” takes on new meaning when roads, airports, bridges, and other logistics infrastructure are severely damaged or destroyed.
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SOLUTION
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Aid agencies such as the UN and International Red Cross and Red Crescent do a valiant job but their disaster relief efforts are hampered due to the time it takes for large amounts of aid to arrive where it is needed. Getting aid delivered faster and more efficiently is the way to reduce loss of life and the ultimate economic impact of a disaster.
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Summary
“The Multi Dimensional Digital Economy Application System (MDDEAS) provides global real-time data visibility of all available relief materials that exist within our global supply chains, whether located in warehouses or in transit.”
BENEFITS
Summary
“Timeliness of relief response that minimizes the loss of life and property damage.”
Details
There are many benefits that come from implementing an effective disaster relief plan that include but are not limited to:
  • Speed the timeliness of relief response that minimizes the loss of life and property damage, and maintains operational capabilities.
  • Improve asset and network management through enhanced visibility and planning capacity.
  • Minimize the disruption to the supply chains by re-routing goods away from the disaster zones, protecting them from harm and delay.