Blue Link Attends OAFB Conference

June 19, 2013

By Samantha Hornby

OAFB Conference

A couple weeks ago, Blue Link attended the annual Ontario Association of Food Banks (OAFB) Conference for two days of workshops, networking and round table discussions.  This year’s conference was held in downtown Ottawa and was hosted by the Ottawa Food Bank – the second largest food bank in Canada.   Blue Link was on-site as a supporting vendor to discuss the Ottawa Food Banks recent ERP software and warehouse barcode-scanning implementation and to educate other Food Banks on implementing similar systems.

“159,918 children use food banks each month.” – OAFB 2012 Hunger Report

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Food Bank Software — What to Look For

June 17, 2013

Food Bank Software

This post outlines functionality one should expect from Food Bank Software.

Medium and Large Food Banks operate in a similar manner to any other distribution business, and therefore their software requirements may be similar. As a result, many food banks have successfully implemented distribution software to manage their operations. The most successful food banks tend to invest in automated processes, just like any other business. This post will examine, briefly, some of the key features to focus on in a software package appropriate for food banks.

Key Features

● Tracking purchased and donated goods  ● Handheld picking solutions  ● Detailed stakeholder reports  ● Lot tracking

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