Logistics software for tracking and tracing textbook deliveries
2016 World Vision - USAID - AusAID
Parents and teachers can interact with OpenEMIS Logistics to track textbook deliveries to schools through SMS and IVR messaging.
In some countries, books donated to schools often go missing due to poor delivery transportation infrastructure and corruption. All Children Reading (a consortium of World Vision, USAID and Australia Aid) chose CSF as a finalist in a competition to develop a system that tracks textbook deliveries. Research says that when communities – including parents and teachers – have access to information, the likelihood of successful textbook deliveries increases as every actor involved in the distribution chain is held accountable. Users can subscribe through SMS on any mobile phone, to receive an alert when a shipment is on its way. The system can be queried for information on who is making the delivery, what the shipment contains, when it is expected to arrive, and where the shipment is currently located. Shipments can be managed on the web platform by an administrator from the Ministry of Education of by a procurement team. The system can be configured to track any type of commodity, from stationary to sports equipment.
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