Project Details

UPS Relief Link

Linking advanced tracking technology with global humanitarian relief efforts

By UPS Foundation

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Project Twitter: @ups_foundation

  • Internet
  • Physical Computing

UPS Relief Link aims to help improve the lives of displaced refugees around the world. The programme does this through optimised distribution and tracking of critical supplies in crisis-affected areas. It combines the use of a hand-held scanning tool and durable identification cards to deliver superior efficiency by eliminating paper records in the refugee camps. This speeds distribution time, provides verifiable receipt of vital provisions ensuring equitable distribution, and minimises theft.

UPS’s proprietary Trackpad™ technology provides full visibility into the supply chain journey of urgently needed items through the critical ‘last mile’ of delivery to refugees, where human tracking and data input errors often lead to inconsistent delivery and distribution.

Last updated: 12th of September, 2016

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