Brazos Valley Food Bank: Fostering Partnerships, Feeding Hope Harvard Case Solution & Analysis

The executive director of Brazos Valley Food Bank, Incorporated, situated in central Texas, is dealing with several issues to the non-profit sector: inconsistency in the quantity and quality of food donations, ban on the use of cash donations, break down between limited supply and high demand for food in the summer, and the unsustainability of the operations.

Partnering with vetted agencies, including schools, churches and other organizations, the food bank intends to reduce hunger in the area it serves. Being run by volunteers and non-supply chain and non-logistics experts, the organization fights to acquire the efficiency of a for-profit facility due to budgetary restrictions, for example, need to reduce expenses while striving to increase the deliverables.

The Management has three options: to educate its staff, partner agencies and individuals receiving help on better methods of charity and better use of donated items; to stratify and increase contributions; and to improve efficiency. Although anticipating the beginning of a new warehouse with up-to-date technology, an important issue remains: of what is a state-of-the-art warehouse and much-needed additional space if burdensome operational inefficiencies are not settled? Writers are affiliated with Texas A&M University.

This is just an excerpt. This case is about LEADERSHIP & MANAGING PEOPLE

PUBLICATION DATE: June 04, 2015 PRODUCT #: W14787-HCB-ENG

 

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