UN-WFP is the world leader in logistics and warehousing in humanitarian sector. It is managing all over the world its warehousing and logistics but in FATA it was quite risky for WFP to run the operations of logistics and warehousing itself. So, WFP came up with an idea to outsource its standard warehouse management and commodity handling in FATA. BEST was selected for standard warehouse management and commodity handling in FATA on competitive basis.
BEST has been implementing project in Bajaur, Mohmand, Khyber and Orakzai Agencies. These warehouses are established to provide services in standard warehouse management and commodity handling in the target agencies for WFP program PRRO200145. The partners in this program include three line departments i.e. Education Department, Agriculture Department and Health Department in each agency.
WFP standard procedures and systems of warehouse management and commodity handling has been replicated and implemented successfully in all the target geographical locations. All the receipts, storage and handling, dispatch and quality control are carried out according to standard operating procedures of WFP and BEST. Way bill system is in place for all the receipts and dispatches. Storage and handling which includes commodity handling, stacking, reconditioning, security and safety of stock, pest control and warehouse maintenances are done as per WFP standard operating procedures.
Spoilage and losses are minimized during delivery, storage and distribution by undertaking good warehousing.