ALAN lends logistics hand to U.S. South
The American Logistics Aid Network is working with various relief agencies to identify crucial needs and communicate them to supply chain industry members to assist with the recovery in the storm-ravaged U.S. South.
'We want to ensure that we respond in a way that does the greatest good,' said Jock Menzies, president of ALAN, a non-profit organization that engages the supply chain industry to support humanitarian relief efforts.
'At present, providing financial support to agencies working in the disaster area is the most effective,' he said. 'Other specific needs are sure to emerge, and we'll definitely involve our supply chain network in helping to meet them.'
As needs are identified that can be met through the expertise and resources of ALAN's member base, association members will be notified, and the needs will be posted on the ALAN web portal. Organizations that have previously established relationships with relief agencies can work with those groups to coordinate their donations of goods or services.
'The supply chain community has proven to be a very valuable resource in times of crises, and we'll work together to help these areas rebuild and recover,' Menzies said.