Bridging Preparedness And Response
Logistics and supply-chain expertise are a bridge between disaster preparedness and response, between procurement and distribution, and between headquarters and the field. Historically, though, poorly designed supply/logistics systems, limited professional training for logistics professionals, and lack of objective performance metrics have hindered delivery of humanitarian aid and goods to those who need them most.

The Humanitarian Supply Chain Council addresses these problems head on. The Humanitarian Supply Chain Council brings together supply chain executives from global corporations with the leaders of humanitarian organizations to collaborate on methodologies, metrics, and solutions that can measurably improve the delivery of international aid.

The Humanitarian Supply Chain Council:

  • Identifies supply chain projects and solutions that improve the efficiency and effectiveness of relief operations
  • Increases collaboration between private and humanitarian sectors and leverages corporate supply chain capabilities to reduce one-of-a-kind solutions and waste
  • Works with Fritz Institute to test ideas, develop projects, and implement field solutions for relief agencies

The Humanitarian Supply Chain Council meets quarterly. Contact us to learn more.

According to the US Chamber of Commerce Center for Corporate Citizenship, US Corporate giving in response to the terrorist attacks of September 11th, totaled over $750 million.
By inviting Philips to evaluate HLS, Fritz Institute provided Philips with a powerful way to leverage our expertise and resources and make an important contribution to the field of humanitarian relief.
- Mathiew Clerkx,
Senior Vice President,
Supply Chain Management and ICT,
Philips Semiconductors
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