Disaster Relief that Uses a Supply Chain

This idea is often presented the other way around: how to perform disaster recovery on a supply chain. However, there’s mutual benefit to be derived between the two concepts. Supply chain methods can help companies, organisations and communities get back on their feet after a disaster too. The same principles that make inventory handling and logistics can also contribute to a more efficient response – sometimes a lifesaving response.  Indeed, the basic definition of supply chain fits well with emergency response: it begins when a demand (need) is created and its performance is defined by the efficiency and effectiveness with which that need is met. Read more