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NASCO and ALAN create North American Supply Chain Emergency Network

by Mary Rooney | Apr 23, 2020

North American Strategy for Competitiveness (NASCO) and American Logistics Aid Network (ALAN) recently announced a partnership to create a North American Supply Chain Emergency network. ALAN focuses predominantly on the USA, and NASCO will help expand the supply chain assistance offered by ALAN to Canada and Mexico. The two organizations will be able to capitalize on each other's strengths and work together to assist in solving the critical challenges of today and tomorrow.

The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic led NASCO, a KC SmartPort investor, to launch the North American Emergency Supply Chain Continuity Initiative, to use the organization's vast network of members to partner with industry, sub-national and federal governments, and research institutions to identify, develop and maintain the necessary stakeholders that produce, warehouse and deliver the key components and services necessary during emergencies - to ensure North Americans get the help they need when they need it most. 

ALAN is an industry-wide organization that exists to provide supply chain assistance to disaster relief organizations (and other non-profits). They bring the expertise and resources of the logistics industry to non-profit disaster relief organizations to solve their most pressing supply chain challenges immediately after disasters strike, so help – and hope – arrives sooner.

On April 15, ALAN launched the ALAN Supply Chain Intelligence Center (http://alanaid.org/map), which provides a cloud-based, real-time view of the latest COVID-19 impacts via an easy-to-use map. The map includes the status of roads, ports and airports as well as the latest policy changes at national, state, local and county levels. Read more about the ALAN Supply Chain Intelligence Center.

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