Highlighting the critical role that logistics plays in saving lives, the American Logistics Aid Network (ALAN) has officially opened nominations for its 2019 Humanitarian Logistics Awards.
“The supply chain industry is full of unsung heroes who consistently go above and beyond to serve others. That’s why we created these awards two years ago,” said ALAN Executive Director Kathy Fulton.
Presented annually at the CSCMP EDGE Annual Conference, ALAN’s Humanitarian Logistics Awards are open to any logistics professional, organization or department and awarded in four key categories:
- In-Kind/Financial Award
- Employee Engagement Award
- Research/Academic Achievement Award
- Lifetime Achievement Award
Nominations can be made via ALAN’s web site (https://www.alanaid.org/humanitarian-awards-nomination/) between now and July 19.
“It’s possible for each of these categories to have multiple winners. In fact, we anticipate that there could be many this year, because of the amazing outpouring of good work we’ve seen,” Fulton said. “With that in mind, we hope that people and companies will feel free to nominate or even to self-nominate so that we can give more great humanitarians the recognition they deserve.”
Established in 2017, ALAN’s Humanitarian Logistics Awards recognize companies and individuals who exemplify the best that the supply chain has to offer by assuring that aid and comfort are rapidly delivered to communities in crisis. Previous winners have included Dr. Allison Thompson, The Shippers Group, Estes Express Lines, The Home Depot, MIT’s Humanitarian Supply Chain Lab, LIFT Non-Profit Logistics, The Performance Team, International Paper, Saddle Creek Logistics, Kane Is Able, States Logistics, the UPS Foundation and Jock Menzies. For a full list of rules and nomination criteria go to: https://www.alanaid.org/alan-award-nomination-information.
About ALAN: Founded in 2005 in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, ALAN is a philanthropic, industry-wide organization that provides free logistics assistance to disaster relief organizations before, during and after catastrophic events. It does this by bringing the expertise and resources of the logistics industry together with humanitarian organizations so that help can arrive sooner, and each relief dollar can be maximized. Over the years it has coordinated compassionate supply chain services for natural disasters including hurricanes, wildfires, tornadoes and floods. To learn more visit http://www.alanaid.org.