Last week a representative from Scout Software visited a great organization in beautiful sunny southern California called Shoes that Fit. Shoes that Fit tackles one of the most visible signs of poverty in America by giving kids in need new athletic shoes to attend school. They accomplish their mission by partnering with corporations, volunteer groups and through individual donations.
They have given almost 2 million pairs of shoes to kids in need since the organization started in 1992.
They receive shoe donations from everywhere and they need to maintain an accurate count of inventory for those kids in need. Shoes that Fit has partnered with Scout and by using their inventory warehouse management software called topShelf. With a sizeable warehouse of donated shoes that needs to be accounted for and placed into inventory …“topShelf fit the shoe.”
Scout provided training and process consultation for Shoes that Fit at their warehouse in Claremont, California. They have adopted a simplified inventory approach by implementing the “add inventory” and “remove inventory” features in topShelf. Shoes that Fit staffs primarily a volunteer warehouse team and they had a goal to keep the process simple. When the organization grows in complexity, topShelf software will be there to grow with them. The main reason for utilizing topShelf in this way is for ease of use and to monitor what is inventory.
The staff was welcome and grateful for the visit from Scout. They said that the software was easy to use and accomplished their goal – thanks to the custom solution provided by Scout. We are happy to be partnered with an organization doing such commendable work! If you would like to learn more about the Shoes that Fit and donate your shoes … visit them at https://www.shoesthatfit.org