Supply chain and logistics are two distinct areas of management. These terms are often used interchangeably, particularly within the transportation industry. Transportation, logistics, supply chain management, materials handling, and inventory control are continually evolving and this has led to an exchange of ideas among these functions over the years.
The humanitarian effort in response to the recent devastating earthquake in Nepal serves to highlight the fantastic work that aid agencies deliver across the world. Nepalese officials have reported that more than 5,500 people have been confirmed dead and 11,000 injured as a result of the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that originated close to Kathmandu.
The humanitarian field is one that is always evolving, even more so with the dawn of the network age. There’s a growing focus on coordination and accountability, with the rapid growth and development of IT and telecommunications also helping to completely reshape the skill sets required from today’s humanitarian aid workers.