Category Archives: Humanitarian

Does Your Supply Chain Risk Management Strategy Hold Water?

Does Your Supply Chain Risk Management Strategy Hold Water?

Companies have come a long way in their ability to manage supply chain risk, but they urgently need to step-up their efforts in one key area: the threats posed by water scarcity. The Carbon Disclosure Project’s (CDP) 2016 Annual Report of Corporate Water Disclosure, published in November 2016, provides a wake-up call. A total ofRead More

Supply Chain Remedies Can Help to Combat Malaria

Supply Chain Remedies Can Help to Combat Malaria

The World Health Organization estimates that nearly half of the world’s population is at risk for malaria, a life-threatening, but ultimately curable and preventable disease spread by mosquitos. Malaria rapid diagnostic tests are an important part of the fight against the disease, but according to new research from MIT, supply chain challenges keep these testsRead More

Using Logistics to Cut Food Waste in Colombia

Using Logistics to Cut Food Waste in Colombia

There is widespread poverty in Colombia yet the country discards 10 million tons of food a year according to estimates released by the government this March. ABACO, a national network of food banks that serves the needy, and the Center for Latin-American Logistics Innovation (CLI), a member of the MIT Global SCALE Network, have teamedRead More

Building a Better Approach to Disaster Recovery

Building a Better Approach to Disaster Recovery

In the aftermath of a natural disaster such as a hurricane, the speedy replenishment of housing stock that was damaged or destroyed in the storm is critical to the recovery of stricken communities. A model being developed by the Zaragoza Logistics Center takes a novel approach to the rebuilding of storm-ravaged neighborhoods by framing theRead More

Lessons From the Ebola Front Line

Lessons From the Ebola Front Line

The dramatic fall in the number of Ebola cases in the three West African countries hit worst by the epidemic in 2014, appears to signal that the disease has been defeated. But the World Health Organization’s latest Ebola Situation Report warns that more cases are likely to appear. A supply chain designed to support the EbolaRead More