Logistics is on the wheels, even during a global pandemic.
In the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, frontline logistics workers across the world continue to experience a critical shortage of Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) and other safety gears.
Frontline logistic workers- from truck drivers and dock workers to purchasing agents and housekeeping staff, to warehouse coordinators and supply chain professionals- are working tirelessly and going beyond the call of duty to help deliver critical medical equipment, essential groceries and many other products in the remotest parts of the world, while keeping the shelves stocked with goods.
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Though across the globe, either the lockdown has been lifted partially or fully, the pressing need is to equip these warriors, who have been working relentlessly and placing their lives in jeopardy, to ensure the continuous supply of vital goods.
Acknowledging this necessity for a healthy logistics ecosystem, we have launched a humanitarian initiative- the #SupplyChainofGratitude, encouraging warehousing and logistics companies across the globe to bridge the demand-supply gap of PPE and other essentials among the marginalised frontline logistics workers and their families.
We hope these small yet significant steps taken by various organizations will have a greater ripple effect. Let us pledge to understand the need gaps and offer care in safeguarding the warehousing and logistics communities in our vicinity.
Here are some of the many stories that we believe may encourage global players to support their local logistics communities with means to combat the virus.
“As the entire world is grappling to adapt to the new normal, it is imperative for us to stand together and work towards the betterment of our communities at large. At Welspun One, we take our responsibilities as industry front-runners very seriously and wish to lead by example. We have donated over 100,000 disposable single-use masks, to support over 25,000 workers in Bhiwandi (Maharashtra) and Bangalore (Karnataka) to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. These masks were specially produced in Welspun’s Advanced Textile facility in Anjar, Gujarat, India. Paving the way forward, we will continue to offer support to our government to the best of our ability.”
“Mahindra Logistics had answered the call for relief against COVID-19, in the
early onset of the disease in the country. Through our HOPE (Helping Our People
during Emergencies) initiative, we continue to financially support our
driver-partners. For our community at large, we continue to share their burden
by providing a regular and continuous provision of essential products and
And in this mission of ours, we have found a kinship with Welspun One. MLL is happy to be a part of their #SupplyChainofGratitude initiative. The masks provided by Welspun One are being used by our colleagues, who are helping India move its goods and keep the wheels of our economy running.”
“It is great to see Welspun One come forward and address the challenges being faced by the frontline logistics workers. This benevolent gesture requires collective action from organizations within the industry. We are proud to be associated with Welspun One for their #SupplyChainofGratitude campaign. JLL India in association with Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) India has commenced YOU CAN, WE CAN programme of providing food supplies and personal hygiene items to the lesser fortunate daily wagers and their families. We hope these small yet significant steps taken by organizations have ultimate bigger advantages, used to ensure frontline workers are protected and lives are saved.”