What is the added value of stock pre-positioning coordination?
Through in-depth studies, ESUPS aims to demonstrate and communicate the added value of sharing stock-related data, increasing joint procurement, adopting loan-borrowing mechanisms for relief items as well as a branding postponement approach.
Work on this pillar is carried out collaboratively by researchers from HEC Montreal (Canada) and Ozyegin University (Turkey). Based on logistical and historical responses 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, had they implemented collaborative strategies. The research is ongoing.
This pillar will support a change in mindset, promoting more concrete collaboration among humanitarian stockholders, with the goal to increase efficiency, efficacy and overall coherence of coordinated pre-positioning strategies.
Previous research conducted by Penn State University: