When MasksOn, a grassroots collaboration that creates PPE for frontline workers, faced a surge in demand, they needed a logistics system they could roll out fast. While Lightspeed Manufacturing had the capacity to produce more units, the organization’s ad hoc logistics system made it difficult to ramp production.
As more and more frontline workers requested deliveries, their existing systems were strained to the breaking point. The manual work required to fulfill orders, combined with distributed communications systems, significantly constrained MasksOn’s capacity to ship PPE.
As a distributed organization with a geographically dispersed set of manufacturers and suppliers, the group needed a centralized means of coordinating production and fulfillment.