ShelterBox provide emergency shelter and lifesaving supplies for 20,000 families per year around the world who are affected by disasters at the time when they need it the most.
As the profile of the charity increases they plan to extend their help to reach 50,000 families per year and urgently needed to optimise their warehouse and distribution facility layouts. This is where Gideon Hillman Consulting agreed to donate their professional support to help them maximise the throughput of aid to disaster zones.
The Gideon Hillman Consulting warehouse team undertook a full review of the layout, configuration and storage facilities and remapped the space to optimise existing throughput and make the pick, pack and despatch process quicker and replenishment easier by making bulk storage more accessible.
Phillip Beckham (pictured above) who undertook the project commented: "Obviously we wanted to leave ShelterBox with a layout that could meet their future needs, but we also wanted to limit any expenditure that may be required for equipment. Through innovative use of the space available we’ve managed not only to accommodate the future needs, but also to avoid capital expenditure on racking and MHE, which supports ShelterBox in focusing their cash into direct aid."
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