Currently a team of Transport and Supply Chain Management master’s students are leading a project to improve the services of the fresh food brigade, an Amsterdam Food Bank initiative. The team are tasked with the overhaul of the fresh food brigade. Here, the team is busy with; standardizing processes within the inbound and outbound aspect of food bank's operations, designing an optimal routing system for pick-up and deliveries from a number of supermarket donors, as well as creating linkages between pick-up and distribution points within the Amsterdam Food Bank's operations.
Providing long term support to the Amsterdam Food Bank is crucial to our organizations existence. Therefore, a team of students have been tasked with organizing Project FoodBank internally, for the organizations official launch in January 2018. A key objective of this project is to recruit organizational members and volunteers. Planning is already underway to develop a sound system to facilitate the management of a human resource database. In addition, promotional and marketing events for Project FoodBank are in the pipeline, with the team gearing up to open Project FoodBank to the student community at the VU!