The HELIOS Supply Chain Project
The HELIOS project is a comprehensive supply chain technology solution that brings order to disaster relief, helping humanitarian organisations provide aid to people quickly and more efficiently. HELIOS provides real-time access to supply chain information to enhance decision-making at every level throughout the aid delivery process. The end result is an improved return on donation and faster assistance to beneficiaries.
The HELIOS project was started as the result of urgent requests from leading international non-governmental organisations (NGOs) for a "next generation" supply chain management software to enable them to effectively track the myriad of goods and donations entering and being disbursed across the communities affected by the December 2004 tsunami in Southeast Asia. Many of these organisations currently employ manual, time-consuming processes and lack the infrastructure to support full-scale software implementations.
The HELIOS project aims to meet the needs of as many humanitarian organisations as possible so the coordination of the pipelines of supplies, information and financing from donation to delivery can be improved, thus enabling more of the right aid to reach the right people at the right time.
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The documentation section of the site has been recently edited. This brings together material generated as part of the CBHA project as well as existing materials and materials provided by Oxfam GB.
New Issue Tracker
The old "Roundup" issue tracker is now closed. We have an archive of all the old attachments to the old tracker before it closed: The links in the issues 1-3000 in the current tracker will no longer work, but the files are available in http://www.helios-foundation.org/issue-tracker/browser/ - note that that user logins to this support site no longer automatically give access to the tracker, and a separate request for tracker access is required. This is due to the operational sensitivity of some of the issues in the tracker.
New Technical Documentation Wiki
The semantic wiki is live although some further additions to data and templates will continue. http://smwplus.helios-foundation.org/