Humanitarian Supply Chain
The supply chain for humanitarian agencies consists of a number of distinct activities or processes.
Effective supply chain management has been acknowledged as the driver of competitive advantage in the private sector for the past 30 years. Yet it is only over the past 10 years that the humanitarian sector has begun to adopt and adapt supply chain disciplines to drive efficiencies and value in the procurement and management of aid related products for development and emergency situations.
Oxfam have made the strategic decision to implement HELIOS in countries with high spend Supply Chains. Their experience demonstrates how HELIOS can revolutionize Supply Chain Management within an agency. Over a period of four years, Oxfam has deployed HELIOS in 24 locations across their 15 largest programme countries and with over 800 users.