Supply Chain is the backbone of WFP operations, enabling it to be at the frontlines in the fight against hunger. With close to six decades of experience and expertise in humanitarian supply chain, WFP Supply Chain is critical to all aspects of the organization's operations, be it emergency response, capacity building, school feeding, nutrition or various other programmatic interventions.
This is made possible by an array of complex and diverse functions – spanning end-to-end planning, food procurement, goods and services procurement, food safety and quality, logistics, in-house shipping, aviation and cash-based transfers and markets – managed by WFP Supply Chain for the organization. Supply Chain also extends its expertise to partners and the wider humanitarian community, helping them to achieve their operational goals. Underpinning it all are 4,000 dedicated staff, often working in some of the most remote and challenging environments possible.
Divided by the different services and units comprising the division, this collection of factsheets clearly and succinctly describes all the activities that enable WFP Supply Chain's life-saving, life-changing work.