American Logistics Aid Network Helps in Relief Response to Hurricane Sandy

ALAN identifies potential resource shortcomings to determine where more support is needed

MinneapolisOct. 30, 2012—In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, the American Logistics Aid Network (ALAN) is working with its relief agency partners to identify crucial needs and share them with concerned members of the supply chain community.

“We are in communication with state, regional and national Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOADs) as well as emergency management agencies,” said Jock Menzies, President of ALAN, a non-profit organization that engages the supply chain community in support of humanitarian relief efforts. “We are standing by to provide assistance for transportation services, staging areas, storage, expert advice, and other vital resources.”

In conjunction with Rutgers University, ALAN is collecting information on supply chain disruptions resulting from this event to help identify potential resource shortfalls and determine where support from emergency and non-profit organizations may be needed most.

To streamline relief efforts, ALAN is aggregating needs posted to the National Donations Management Network (NDMN) from the affected states, so potential donors do not have to review each state portal individually.

To make in-kind donations of needed supply chain and logistics goods and services, visit

Business disruptions as a result of the hurricane may be reported at

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