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Volunteer organization seeks material handling industry's help assisting Japan's quake victims

After the massive earthquake in Japan and the flooding season upon us, American Logistics Aid Network (ALAN) encourages you to share your supply chain expertise, products, equipment and services.

ALAN's mission is to engage the supply chain community to support humanitarian relief efforts.

Getting relief resources into the hands of those who need them . . . Such a simple concept can often be a significant challenge to implement during national disasters. Coordinated logistices expertise and services are needed to get the right product to the right place at the right time.

The team at American Logistics Aid Network (ALAN) brings the supply chain community together to address this challenge. The volunteer, non-profit organization was formed to provide a primary point of contact for those in the logistics profession who are willing to provide disaster relief support in the United States. ALAN works in tandem with National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (NVOADs) such as the Red Cross, Feeding America and the Salvation Army to provide much-needed support.

ALAN's relief needs web portal serves as a clearinghouse for supply chain expertise, products, equipment, and services such as transportation, warehousing and material handling. Needs for these resources are posted on the portal in times of crisis. Whether a company can provide industry expertise, supplies, vehicles to haul them or local warehouse space to store them, it can match its resources with regional needs through the ALAN web portal.
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