Rise Against Hunger is an international hunger relief nonprofit organization founded in 1998 that distributes food and life-changing aid to the world’s most vulnerable, mobilizing the necessary resources to end hunger by 2030. To date, they have packaged 450 million meals in 74 countries. Related to the UN Sustainable Development Goals, RAH’s effort help impact Goal #2, Zero Hunger.
Based on their implementation of lean, Six Sigma, systems thinking and engineering principles, they have been named the inaugural winner of the IISE Excellence in Sustainable Development Award for 2019.
In addition to the CDW model, the following lean tools were deployed in the warehouses to further improve efficiency and productivity.
- SIPOC diagram
- Value Stream Mapping (VSM)
- 5S workplace organization
- Facility layout changes