Case Study: Blue Ridge Area Food Bank

non-profit food distribution

distributes food and other donated grocery items to nonprofit agencies in western and central Virginia

business challenge

to determine if their supply chain operation is strategically positioned to effectively and efficiently serve the future needs of Partner Agencies and Sponsored Programs

BRAFB and Competitive Insights Project Team members worked very closely together throughout this effort. Competitive insight's step-by-step solution approach was thorough and fact-based driven. It clearly facilitated internal consensus of the results.
Ron Morris • COO • Blue Ridge Area Food Bank


operational assessment & strategic capacity analysis

descriptive • diagnostic • prescriptive analytics
supply chain • finance

data assurance • operational baselining • cost to serve • inventory • transportation • multiple scenarios network optimization

  • mapping

    operational data to major work flows for all facilities

  • gaining

    consensus on each component of operating cost/facility

  • providing

    visibility to inventory turns by product category and the impact on facility capacities

  • establishing

    insights on future facility & transportation requirements

  • proposing

    potential network alignment strategies to meet future Partner Agency and Program requirements

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