Children's Charity Implements WMS to Track Donations

Dec. 6, 2010
Non-profit organization hopes to provide shoes to 10 million people in the next 10 years.

Samaritan’s Feet, a non-profit organization that has a goal to provide shoes to 10 million impoverished children over the next 10 years, has implemented an on-demand warehouse management system at its distribution center in Charlotte, N.C. The WMS was donated by RedPrairie Corp. on an ongoing and recurring basis.

In the coming months, Samaritan’s Feet plans to roll the solution out to facilities in San Bernardino, Ca., Washington, D.C., Indianapolis, In., and global warehouses in South America and Africa.

“Logistics and supply chain management are very crucial to the success of our mission,” says Manny Ohonme, founder and president of Samaritan’s Feet. “Having partners that can help provide us with the tools, infrastructure and support to deliver millions of shoes around the world in a cost-effective and efficient manner is vital when we need to get maximum benefit from each dollar we receive.”

Prior to starting Samaritan’s Feet in 2003, Ohonme was the vice president of product management for RedPrairie, and credits the company with helping Samaritan’s Feet get up and running.

The goal of Samaritan’s Feet is to provide shoes to 10 million individuals in the next 10 years by teaching them a biblical story of faith, hope and love, demonstrating those truths in touching them by washing their feet, and treating them to a new pair of shoes and socks.

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