With millions of pounds of food moving through our Food Bank Distribution Center every year, it is essential that our team has the right tools in place to efficiently manage our vast inventory.
Thanks to a generous donor, our Distribution Center team has new handheld scanners that will help us increase our efficiencies and productivity across the board!
“It’s vital that our team has real-time information regarding our inventory. This ensures the food we collect and store is distributed to our Agency Network members in the most efficient manner possible,” said Rick Gliot, Chief Operating Officer at Feed More. “Ultimately, we better serve our neighbors who need help the most.”
The handheld scanners tie into our current inventory management system and provide real-time data and feedback, allowing our team to fulfill the orders they need electronically. There’s no need for staff to get to a computer station to check on inventory levels or locations. Everything they need is in the palm of their hands while they’re in the Distribution Center.
“Training, both in the classroom and hands-on, was an important part of rolling out this new technology,” shared Rick. “Our team is learning to trust the scanner and are really starting to see the benefits of using this technology.”
The scanners will also be able to grow with our operations as we work to distribute even more food to Central Virginians who face hunger, without significantly increasing our staff.
“The scanners have provided our team with a better, more efficient view of the work they need to get done,” Eric Webber, Logistics Manager at Feed More.