This paper compares the cost of essential relief items manufactured by Field Ready in Nepal with the best available alternatives.
Local manufacturing of aid supplies – using both high-tech and low-tech methods – provides an opportunity to create business models that can realise substantial cost savings compared to conventional procurement of finished products via international supply chains.
Our analysis suggests that items locally manufactured by Field Ready realise cost savings of up to 90%:
Five years on from the earthquake of 2010, Haiti has become a proving ground for a number of successful innovations that will shape humanitarian aid for years to come. Field Ready recently completed an important three-month trial in Port-au-Prince to demonstrate the potential of 3D printing of humanitarian supplies.