Southern Wine & Spirits Puyallup, WA

Case Picking Case Study

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

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.


Key Technologies


Order Wave and Release


See the 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


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