Disaster Response

By: carmenwrivera | July 04, 2017

One may easily get things mixed up when thinking about a conventional supplier (for business) and unconventional supplier (not for business, may supply relief items). The difference between them is normally not known. This piece of writing can be classified as an attempt to address this very basic yet very important aspect in clear and precise words.

 How A Relief Supplier Operates 

A conventional operator in this domain may have different sets of goals that might be mainly focused on building business and return on investments. While the job for relief supplier is simply cut out, i.e. their core focus is to work in close collaboration with the international aid agencies and organizations with a non profitable intent. The entire idea is to save maximum precious lives by providing them with basic routine food and non food items.

Following points will highlight the common and uncommon aspects associated with the two types:

Conventional operator:

  • The focus is to make money
  • The delivery is made to almost all the markets to improve the reach for products and services being offered.
  • All the stakeholders associated with operators performing here have their set earning goals.
  • The cost may vary
  • The variety for products and services may be extensive and associated with different fields associated it with our lives.
  • May deliver things as per their convenience and next availability.

Relief Supplier:

  • The focus is to help the suffering and save maximum lives.
  • Core relief food and non food items may be delivered only to the affected areas.
  • Stakeholders associated with this industry are mainly volunteers working for NGOs with little or no intent of earnings.
  • The cost is kept to the minimal always so that relief items are available to all and meet their budget thresholds.
  • The variety may be limited to specific products only that might have been approved by International aid workers and organizations.
  • Immediate deliveries are made possible as and when required in the affected areas.


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