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Southern Wine & Spirits - Puyallup WA

Within 5 months, SWS jumps to 30,000+ cases shipped per night

Southern Wine & Spirits of America is the largest wine and spirits distributor in the United States with operations in 35 states. Southern Wine & Spirits turned to Bastian Solutions for their newest distribution center in Puyallup, WA to improve picking operations and throughput.

 

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Glasiers Southern Wine & Spirits Pallyup, WA

Business Objectives

  • Be the first privatized spirits distributor in Washington State
  • Provide next-day delivery to customers throughout Washington
  • Double system capacity to include distilled spirits in addition to wine
  • Improve system throughput and accuracy without additional labor costs
  • Fully integrated and installed system in 4 months
 
Fully Integrated and Installed System

Key Technologies

 
ORDER WAVE AND RELEASE

Results

  • 30,000 cartons shipped each night
  • Single facility services the entire state of Washington while providing next-day delivery
  • The state-run facility for spirits operated with about 900 employees. SWS is distributing wine plus the amount of spirits distributed by the state facility with about 300 people.
  • System functional within a four-month period allowing SWS to take advantage of new liquor laws in Washington
 
FULL LAYER PALLETS

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