Using logistics to build inclusive, resilient communities
16 Jun 2023
As we continue to navigate the challenges of global crises, it’s safe to say the logistics industry has been put to the test. Optimizing supply chains across industries has become more crucial than ever. The need for prompt delivery of supplies and the ability to switch delivery locations at a moment’s notice has been vital, particularly in recent humanitarian contexts like Turkey and Syria.
At UPS, we have long recognized the vital role of supply chain resiliency and the power of smart logistics to improve health outcomes in underserved communities, including rural, racial, and ethnic minority populations. Over the years, we have honed our expertise in humanitarian relief and resilience work in low- and middle-income countries, allowing us to develop a deep set of core response principles.
Emphasizing preparedness and mobilization, technology and innovation, and collaboration as pillars to success, we have learned valuable lessons to improve access to critical health and humanitarian support. From managing uncertainty to ensuring equity, here are some key lessons we’ve learned that can be applied to any industry.