When it comes to emergency response management, preparedness makes a vast difference economically and in humanitarian terms. HELP Logistics and the Indonesia Red Cross (Palang Merah Indonesia or PMI) discussed analysing preparedness investment opportunities along its end-to-end supply chain. This collaborative work aims to improve the PMI supply chain performance during emergency response operations.
The discussion occurred in Jakarta, Indonesia, between the 13th and 15th of July. The Secretary-General, Mr Sudirman Said, hosted the meeting in the presence of the Head of National Headquarters Office, Mr Abdul Azis, and the Head of Facilities and Infrastructure Bureau, Miss Nurbaiti Muchtar.
Supply chain networks are the lifeline of the local economy and the backbone of humanitarian operations. They also account for 60%-80% of total operating expenditure. Therefore, investing in supply chain preparedness ahead of an emergency will be one of the critical success factors for the Indonesia Red Cross to enhance operational efficiency and effectiveness.