A national non-profit, Goodwill Industries of New England was experiencing 20% annualized growth in their material donations. Room within their production facility was becoming increasingly limited, so they needed to find supplemental space for storage purposes without acquiring or leasing an additional warehouse.
As a last resort, Goodwill was utilizing storage trailers to accommodate the overflow of unprocessed inventory, during seasonal donation spikes. When Goodwill began to explore using an outsourced 3PL provider instead, ShipRight was seen as a possible solution. For this to work, it was clear ShipRight’s operational model would require some creative adaptations.
ShipRight modified its warehouse space and processes to accommodate Goodwill’s storage needs and helped to sort and maintain visibility of its product inventory levels. The efficient handling of this overflow of goods helped Goodwill to distribute products as needed and manage their seasonal growth without adding to their long-term storage footprint or hiring additional labor.