New St Vincent de Paul storekeeping system to deliver more efficient distribution of supplies

A new storekeeping system for the main St Vincent de Paule warehouse sees the digitalisation of the inventory system and a specially trained distribution team

The warehouse was previously operating under a manual system, which made it difficult to monitor completely storage reserves and purchasing
The warehouse was previously operating under a manual system, which made it difficult to monitor completely storage reserves and purchasing

A new storekeeping system for the main St Vincent de Paule warehouse will lead to greater efficiency and accountability, as well as reduce bureaucracy, parliamentary secretary for active ageing Justyne Caruana has claimed.

The project includes the digitalisation of the inventory system and a new, specially trained distribution team made up of 10 people.

“The digitalised system now permits continuous monitoring between supply and demand and in-time observation of consumption, which will make way for more efficient purchasing,” Caruana said.

The expenses of the residential home run into €2 million for essential items, and a further €1 million in medicines.

The warehouse was previously operating under a manual system, which made it difficult to monitor completely storage reserves and purchasing.

The project also includes separate stores for food supplies and other consumables for the residence of the elderly home, such as medicines.

According to Caruana, this project is the result of a €96,000 investment in auditing last year, which pinpointed several shortcomings of the previous system. 

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