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As a global leader in supply chain management, UPS has the technology
and experience to help aid organizations deliver life-saving supplies
where they're needed most. The company's partnership with nonprofit Aidmatrix helps mobilize more than $1.5 billion in aid each year, impacting the lives of more than 65 million people around the world.
Aidmatrix applies supply chain management technologies to help
leading organizations deliver goods, money and services to some of the
most challenging environments in the world, like conflicted regions and
areas hit by natural disasters.
In this video, Keith Thode, who leads the daily operations of
Aidmatrix, and Melis Jones, vice president of programs, join Dale Herzog
of UPS to explain the benefits of their collaboration. UPS provides
financial support, employee commitment and transportation assets to help
Aidmatrix in their efforts. Additionally, UPS provided their logistics
expertise in the development of a warehouse management system.
"In the end, these supply chains of giving that we're creating will
do more than just deliver aid out to people who need it," says Thode.
"Now, the change built will empower those people at the end to be
producers into the chain. That will get them past the point of needing
aid and really have them contributing to the economy, and therefore
changing their lives."
Learn more about UPS humanitarian relief efforts at ups.com/responsibility.