Team # 965 -- Housing and Food Services Warehousing Logistics and Efficiency Team
Finance and Business

April 2010


To define and implement strategies for procedural and operational efficiency gains to reduce costs and improve customer service and overall warehouse operations.

-Review both University and For-Profit warehouse facilities for ideas and methods to improve efficiencies and
-Benchmark procedures against logistics leaders and best in class operators.
-Review procedures and operations for industry commonalities and opportunities for growth.
-Determine major areas of opportunity and develop action plans for procedural changes.
-Implement changes and new procedures to increase customer services, reduce capital expenditures, and
improve labor, procedural and operational efficiencies.

Team Membership

  • Chris Hurley, Co-Sponsor
  • Rich Pearce, Co-Sponsor
  • John Mondock, Co-Leader
  • Bob Reese, Co-Leader
  • Clay Barkley, Member
  • Ellen Braucht, Member
  • Diane Imbruglia, Member
  • Doug Stoner, Member

Results Achieved to Date

  • Expected Results: Implement procedural changes that will reduce operating and capital costs, while increasing food safety, space utilization, operational efficiencies and customer service.

    Results to date:
    -Identified critical areas for improvement and efficiency gains.
    -Initiated incremental implementation of zero to low cost procedural changes that allow for maximum operational
    improvements with no to low cost for adaptation.
    -Created an exploratory committee to review and implement technology and logistical based systems to improve
    inventory throughput, procedural, staffing and labor efficiencies.
    -Initiated review and analysis of current HACCP, food safety and food defense programs.
    -Instituted review of capital equipment costs and areas for capital expenditure reduction.




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