Hylaine skilled volunteers are conducting an inventory software selection with Digi-Bridge to meet their growth-driven needs.
In 2014, Digi-Bridge was founded and started with STEAM Saturdays in 5 schools and 3 middle school robotics teams. Today, they have evolved to a full suite of STEAM programming in coordination with Title 1 and community schools. They are place-based within a school increasing family empowerment, college career readiness, and supporting schools in technology improvement. Their programming and reach have continued to grow – in 2021 they had 19 STEAM lab partners and 8 robotics team.
In order to sustainably continue growth, Digi-Bridge needs assistance with the identification of an MRP/Inventory System that will allow them to more efficiently manage and track the STEAM inventory in their warehouse. Currently, their inventory management and ordering is all done manually. They would like to find a system that will allow them to track inventory in real time including incoming, outgoing and restocked/reusable items, and will allow them to scale.
Apparo has matched them to a volunteer team from Hylaine who will assess their current processes for tracking and kitting inventory, document and prioritize business and software requirements, conduct marketplace research to determine software available to meet the requirements, set up and facilitate demos by software vendors, and recommend the best solution to implement. The impact of this project will include increasing operating efficiencies and save staff time on manual activities, increase infrastructure capacity to support growth, communicate and increase donations of needed items, improve tracking and reporting capabilities, and better facilitate and plan for fiscal year budget and goals by knowing real-time inventory needs.
- Volunteer team:
- Hylaine – Alicia Melton and Jon Quillin
- Change Agent – Eden Estabrook
- Nonprofit team: Meredith Banks, Alyssa Sharpe, Lotticia Shefferson