Humanitarian Supply Chain – not resting until we have beaten the last mile.

TSS vision is to “assure safe drug for every patient”. Often, supply chain complexity challenges our vision. But then again, an easy vision, is not really a vision at all.

TSS vision is to “assure safe drugs for every patient”. Often, supply chain complexity challenges our vision. But then again, an easy vision, is not really a vision at all.

We have, for the past two years worked with an international network of six humanitarian support hubs located strategically around the world that provide supply chain solutions to the international humanitarian community. This network currently enables 86 partners to respond rapidly and precisely to global emergencies. The depot located in the United Arab Emirates is the largest in the world and caters to millions of people in the Middle East, Asia and Africa.

In November last year, we held a workshop in Geneva together with WFP/UNHRD (World Food Program/United Nation Humanitarian Response Depot) and Business Sweden, who were the facilitator. The workshop gathered nine humanitarian organizations, such as WHO, UNFPA, FDFA, IMO and FAO, as well as logistics companies, such as Emirates SkyCargo, and a multinational pharma company.

The 2018 Humanitarian Supply Chain Workshop in Geneva, and its aftermath

Having worked in close collaboration with humanitarian organizations, we have gained better understanding of the humanitarian supply chain and the challenges it faces.

With the ever-changing sociopolitical landscape and limited infrastructure in mind, the objective of the workshop was to share insights and gather input from each organization on their individual challenges in the supply chain.

As a result of the workshop, we agreed on conducting a study on the humanitarian field with the objective to harmonize, digitalize and enhance the performance of the humanitarian supply chain.

By utilizing TSS cloud temperature management solution, we will survey shipments going from manufacturing sites and other humanitarian suppliers from around the world, through WFP/UNHRD hubs, to last mile delivery at the destination of emergency, creating end-to-end visibility throughout the supply chain. Each involved organization will be provided with an analysis of their current supply chain and how they could make improvements in the same, with the support of TSS analytic tools and advanced reporting.

Join us on our quest to beat the last mile

If you are engaged in supply chain management and find this forthcoming study interesting, we invite you to join in on the discussion. Send an email to Nebe Almayahi, Regional Manager Middle East, and she will keep you updated of the progress.

It is our firm conviction that, mastering the entire supply chain, will enable organizations to:

  • reduce costs
  • gain visibility
  • verify accountability

For the patients receiving, we aim at ensuring an unquestioned quality of the drug. For our future we promise sustainability; should it be a better handling of resources or minimizing unnecessary waste in packaging material.

There… we told you we have a vision, didn’t we?

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