EFFECTIVE SOURCING OF EMERGENCY-SUPPLIES
SOURCING EMERGENCY-SUPPLIES IS A CHALLENGE
As an aid-organisation you want to focus all your time and resources on helping people on the ground. Especially in times of crisis, access to emergency-supplies should be swift and efficient.
In today's industrialised global society, there is more availability and more production-capacity than ever before. Unfortunately, at the same time distance, difference in culture and language make it harder than ever to find and establish trusted partners.
HOW IOCR CAN HELP
Although global in nature, IOCR is first and foremost a membership network where buyers and suppliers of emergency-supplies can swiftly and safely transact with each other because all members are pre-qualified and control-mechanisms are in place to enable rapid and effective trading and distribution or vital supplies on a global scale.
Since aid-organisations are mainly 'buyers' on the IOCR platform, these are some of the key benefits:
Instant global purchasing at fair market prices
Verified suppliers and third-party quality-control guarantee risk-free buying
Responsible suppliers and charitable organisations donate emergency supplies to members of IOCR
To simplify sourcing and distribution, IOCR establishes partnerships with service providers such as freight-forwarders, insurance companies, banks... many of them experienced in disaster-relief
By centralising all services related to crisis-response procurement, organisations:
Don't need in-house international sourcing expertise
Save significant time because of the simplified purchase process
Face less risks of dealing with fraudulent vendors
Minimise the risks of buying faulty, non-compliant goods
Are protected against unfair competition and 'bullying' by more powerful buyers
Get access to prices and supplies otherwise only available to large volume buyers
ADDITIONAL BENEFITS FOR IOCR-MEMBERS
Access to a global network of allies for a sustainable future.
Opportunities to share your organisations' expertise and knowledge to create more awareness and develop real solutions.
Opportunities to promote your organisation and how you make a positive impact
Access to funding-sources for your organisation
Opportunities to receive funding and donations from our community.
Find qualified, passionate volunteers & staff.
Get connected to strategic partners and allies who share your values
WE ALSO WELCOME YOUR INPUT
Our network is only as strong as what our members are willing to put into it. Therefore, we hope that our members:
Introduce innovative solutions to improve crisis-response
Recommend additional members
Tell us how we can do a better job
MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION & FEES
To be eligible for non-profit membership of IOCR organisations must be widely recognised for their activities in the field of emergency-relief.
The fee level depends on the annual turnover in emergency-relief or crisis-response supporting efforts.
These membership categories and their respective fees are:
1. Large Non-Profit Organisations
Organisations with more than 500 members and/or an annual turnover of more than $500,000,-
2. Medium-sized Non-Profit Organisations
Organisations with 100-500 members and/or an annual turnover of $100,000-$500,000,-
3. Small Non-Profit Organisations
Organisations with less than 100 members and/or an annual turnover of less than $100,000,-
4. Academic and Research Institutions
All organisations with an interest in emergency-relief but not actively involved in crisis-response initiatives
(All prices exclude VAT and/or other taxes)
To check your organisation's eligibility for a 6 months free trial or if you require any further information, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
IOCR CAN HELP YOU MAKE A BIGGER IMPACT
We look forward to hearing about your emergency-relief efforts and how we can help them succeed
With your 'shopping-list' for emergency-supplies we can inform you about availability, price updates and help you source from verified suppliers
And last but not least...
We can help you connect with charitable foundations, governments and other potential partners and allies
Would you like to better understand how we can help your organisation to make a positive impact on people, planet and profit?
"My hat is really off to the IOCR team! The resources and capabilities you are pulling together in short order are truly amazing. I wish you all the best and stand prepared to help if there is any way I might be of service."
David SHERMAN, USA
"IOCR is a very sophisticated and practical platform to support the world in this time of crisis. Led by Ief Winckelmans and his team it is something you must see!
Thanks for this worthwhile endeavour."
Luis GOMEZ, Mexico
"This is what I have been asking for. It surprises me that neither of the big IGO's seem to be moving into this space -- but if a non-profit private sector entity is ready to step up and occupy this void, I'd say adelante!"