Julia Moline

Supply Chain Expertise and Technology Blog by TMC, a division of C.H. Robinson

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Julia Moline — Master's Student in MIT's Technology and Policy Program

Guest Post: In-Kind Donations

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Editor’s Note: How to deliver urgently needed supplies in the aftermath of disasters such as earthquakes and hurricanes is one of the most difficult challenges facing responders. This guest post, originally written for the http://humanitarianmit.wordpress.com/*, goes behind the scenes of the Hurricane Sandy relief effort to highlight some transportation challenges that may not be obvious even to seasoned logistics professionals in the commercial sector.

A few days after Superstorm Sandy struck New York, a call came into the city’s Office of Emergency Management (OEM) that a woman was on her way into the city with an 18-wheeler full of donations from her church group. She needed to know where to bring her haul. Read More…

- Master's Student in MIT's Technology and Policy Program