Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Aidmatrix Featured in NAPA (National Academy of Public Administration) Annual Meeting Highlights

Mr. John M. Kamensky, Senior Fellow with the IBM Center for The Business of Government and an Associate Partner with IBM's Global Business Services blogged about the highlights from the NAPA Annual Meeting last month (for The IBM Center for The Business of Government), and Aidmatrix was featured as the Nonprofit Network for Disaster Management and Recovery. 

Here is the excerpt about Aidmatrix:

Non-Profit Networks.  I had no idea that a non-profit electronic supply chain network has been created to coordinate a “national donations management network” that responds to disasters and other urgent local needs such as food banks.  This organization, AidMatrix, links corporations such as the Oscar-Meyer food company, non-profits such as the Red Cross, and government agencies such as FEMA.  The electronic network allows all its partners a view into what is in the supply warehouses around the world in order to get “the right aid to the right people at the right time.”

Aidmatrix President Scott McCallum, former governor of Wisconsin, said that the network not only wants to coordinate the distribution of needed supplies in disaster zones, such as Haiti, but also prevent a “secondary disaster” of sending the wrong people or supplies to a disaster area, such as the donation of a hospital to Haiti after the earthquake – but without a place to set it up, or doctors, or supplies, etc.  He also cited the intercepted delivery of a shipload of teddy bears!

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