What is the added value of stock pre-positioning coordination?

Through in-depth research studies, ESUPS aims to demonstrate and communicate the added value of sharing stock-related data, increasing joint procurement and adopting loan-borrowing mechanisms for relief items as well as a non-branding approach. This will support a change in mindset towards a more concrete stock sharing collaboration among humanitarian stockholders, with the ultimate goal to increase efficiency and efficacy of joint pre-positioning strategies.

The research is being conducted collaboratively with researchers from HEC Montreal (Canada) and Ozyegin University (Turkey). Based on logistical and historical response information from ESUPS partners, researchers are analysing how much time and money could potentially have been saved by the humanitarian community in several recent large-scale disasters. The research is ongoing.

Previous research conducted by Penn State University: