Workplace Safety Trainers: Staying Agile in the Midst of a Pandemic
In May 2020, a senior business analyst at Workplace Safety Trainers (WST), a small business based in London, Ontario, was developing an initiative to increase efficiency in WST's shipping and logistics warehouse. The coronavirus pandemic had just started to shift the landscape of business, and WST had decided to procure and sell personal protective equipment through its online safety supply shop. After one month of unprecedented demand and round-the-clock efforts, orders had started to stabilize, and WST was considering implementing some investment initiatives to help the shipping and logistics team build out their shipping infrastructure. The senior business analyst needed to decide whether to invest in a developer to implement an e-commerce fulfillment platform, or invest in semi-automated sealing and labelling machines.