”We are proud of having supported the United Nations with our disaster management program GoHelp since 2005. As part of our responsibility towards the humanitarian community we now provide our core competency in logistics to support in the response to COVID-19”, said Monika Schaller, Executive Vice President of Communications, Sustainability & Brand at Deutsche Post DHL Group.
“The Global Logistics Cluster aims to avoid duplication of efforts and ensure the optimal use of resources for all humanitarian organizations. This support from DHL will facilitate sharing of time-critical information with humanitarian organizations, showing them where certain incidents occurs and allowing them to adapt accordingly”, said Bruno Vandemeulebroecke, Deputy Global Logistics Cluster Coordinator.Besides a visualization of incidents worldwide, a COVID-19 Intelligence Center is available via R360
With the information from the cloud-based Software as a Service platform R360, the Logistics Cluster is able to visualize humanitarian supply chains. This enables them to determine what risks a supply chain may be impacted by, so that contingency plans can be put in place, if necessary. R360 also recently launched a specific COVID-19 Intelligence Center to give an overview of air, sea and land border traffic restrictions, as well as lockdown measures implemented worldwide. This provides both humanitarian organizations and companies with real-time intelligence to adapt to the impact of the coronavirus crisis on supply chains and get vital aid to where it is needed.
Source: Deutsche Post DHL