From hand-made posters to social media shout-outs, there are many ways to honor the supply chain heroes of COVID-19. But one of the most prestigious is now live. The American Logistics Aid Network (ALAN) has opened nominations for its fourth annual Humanitarian Logistics Awards.
“Our profession has always been full of selfless people who have gone above and beyond to help during disasters,” said ALAN Executive Director Kathy Fulton.
“However over the past 12 months, the logistics industry has been especially heroic and deserving. Thanks to the pandemic, Hurricane Dorian, Puerto Rico earthquakes and Southeast tornadoes, it seems 2019-2020 has had even more amazing stories than usual. We’re really looking forward for the chance to acknowledge them via our 2020 awards.”
Presented annually, ALAN’s Humanitarian Logistics Awards are open to any logistics professional, academic, organization or department. They are awarded in four key categories, each of which can have multiple honorees:
- In-Kind/Financial Award
- Employee Engagement Award
- Research/Academic Achievement Award
- Lifetime Achievement Award
Nominations (including self-nominations) can be made via ALAN’s website between now and Friday, July 10.
“The more nominations we receive, the more opportunities we have to give supply chain humanitarians the recognition they deserve,” said Fulton. “So we encourage everyone to feel free to nominate the best examples of our industry’s service to others.”
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.