Conducted materials handling and collection management analysis. The project addressed space shortage issues, materials handling workload, how to reduce turnaround time and expand services, and ways to improve central delivery and sorting. The analysis will also included a comparison of RFID versus bar codes solutions and provide suggestions for how to implement AMH solutions into their libraries.
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Assisted with development of RFI/RFP to implement central, automated sort for all Massachusetts regional systems. Assisted with research, RFI and then RFP development, evaluation, and procurement. The project is a follow-up to the delivery evaluation performed in 2008.
Evaluated delivery system and provided recommendations for reducing costs and planning for increases in volume while reducing staff costs.
Evaluated materials handling operation including delivery and processing of deliveries at each branch, plus technical services. Provided recommendations for improving efficiency, automating sort, and reducing repetitive steps involved in processing materials. Assisted with planning for new building to house technical services and delivery operations.
Evaluated use of resource sharing tools by member libraries and providing recommendations for developing a regional resource sharing and delivery plan.
Conducted efficiency analysis of Peninsula Library System’s delivery system. Made recommendations for immediate improvements and long-term planning.
Managed Home Delivery Pilot project, a project funded by an LSTA grant to evaluate the cost and benefits of providing home delivery for library materials. Project was cancelled due to integration issues with integrated library system.
Evaluated delivery system for 188-member library network and made recommendations for improving services and reducing costs.