Wednesday, April 2, 2014

UPS Collaboration with Nonprofit Aidmatrix Accelerates Technology for Humanitarian Relief

The shipping company helps a humanitarian relief nonprofit build supply management technology and deliver emergency aid. Read the story on the web

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

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