The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) has set up a database for organizations in urgent need of supply chain resources to ensure that the UK can respond to the coronavirus crisis.
The database consists of information provided by the industry after CILT's call to action for cross-sectoral collaboration to help the profession ensure that our supply chains are able to quickly and efficiently respond to the ever-changing landscape to react.
The CILT database provides a service that brings organizations together so that those who have the capacity can help desperate organizations like the NHS and grocery stores by providing personnel, vehicles, storage space and expertise to support the supply chain.
To date, over 500 individuals and organizations have responded to the institute's first call, and the information provided is uploaded to the public non-editable resource database.
If you have an urgent need, you can search the database. If you find a match, contact the help provider directly.
If you have resources, drivers, vehicles, storage space or expertise, you can add your data to the database by filling out this online form.
Kevin Richardson FCILT, CEO of CILT, said: “We have seen a rapid increase in operational requirements, with logistics requirements increasing sharply as home deliveries and pharmaceutical supply chains come under pressure.
“Conversely, the demand for public transport has decreased with increasing homework. We believe that we can work together as a profession to meet this challenge. "
Transport Secretary Baroness Vere said: “Our response to the coronavirus outbreak depends on keeping the UK supply chain moving – so our supermarkets stay full and the NHS has access to essential medicines.
“It's incredible to see how people work together to make sure drivers, vans, and storage space are available to the organizations they need. This kind of collaboration shows the best of Britain. "