We worked with the World Food Program to create an online logistics training platform for their logistics staff and staff at other organizations they work with on humanitarian and disaster response operations. Supply chain models can be built and simulated to support planning for real supply chains to be deployed for humanitarian missions.
The screenshot below shows the supply chain set up to deliver aid supplies to Kathmandu, Nepal after an earthquake in 2015. Aid supplies arrived from three global depots where aid supplies are stockpiled to be available for emergencies such as this.
People in geographically dispersed locations can meet online to plan a disaster response supply chain and then run simulations to see how well they work. Places where problems develop can be seen by all as shown in the screenshot below.
And this online real-time collaboration enables everyone to see where the problems are and quickly try out different ideas for fixing those problems. Because everyone can see what works best they can reach agreement about what to do to solve those problems.
This project with the World Food Program is now a case study on our website – https://www.scmglobe.com/nepal-earthquake-disaster-response-supply-chain-2015/