Friday, February 28, 2014

The Global Blood Fund Launches Blood Equipment Portal EqXchange

The Global Blood Fund, in partnership with The Foundation for America’s Blood Centers (FABC),  launched Aidmatrix’ SCM4Giving solutions in 2013 to assist with managing members’ donations of blood-related equipment to developing countries. The program is called EqXchange and it is an online donations management portal that provides a way for members to post surplus equipment, such as centrifuges and plasmapheresis machines, that are available for donation. It also enables blood centers in resource-scarce parts of the world to post needs for specific equipment or expertise. Then the program works to connect the two. Global Blood Fund also helps provide the logistics services to transport the donations. 

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Catholic Relief Services Hosts CARE & Aidmatrix in Kenya for SCM4Good User Testing

CRS hosted the SCM4Good User Testing at their offices in Nairobi, Kenya, the week of January 10, 2014. The user testing included teams from CRS, CARE and Aidmatrix. The teams reviewed new functionality on the Distribution module. Together, they worked to further refine workflows that were common between their organizations so that Aidmatrix could incorporate those into the product. Much collaboration and discovery was accomplished by working side-by-side in these testing teams. Thank you to CRS’ Nicole Balliette for her leadership in organizing and hosting the event and to all the participants who worked to better define the standards for international supply chains and the relief community.

SCM4Good is used by leading organizations in 50+ locations in 18 countries supporting the delivery of over $50 million in humanitarian aid. SCM4Good innovations are additionally funded by grants from the CISCO Foundation and the UPS Foundation, helping make it the leading system of its kind in supporting humanitarian relief.

To learn more about SCM4Good for tracking your global commodities & supplies, your fleet and assets, or your planning, procurement & distribution, contact us today.