Southern Glazer's Wine and Spirits

 

World's largest wine & spirits distribution center

Southern Glazer's Wine and Spirits of America is the largest wine and spirits distributor in the U.S. with operations in 44 states. After consolidating all the inventory and functions of its Florida facilities into a single location, Southern Glazer’s Lakeland, Florida, facility is now the largest spirits and wine distribution hub on the planet, standing at an impressive 1.2 million square feet.

 

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Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits Lakeland, FL

Business Objectives

  • Consolidate the tasks of multiple separate facilities into a single hub servicing the entire state of Florida
  • Increase system capacity, efficiency and order throughput
  • Improve order accuracy for better customer service
  • Gain better visibility of orders and inventory
  • Increase storage capacity and eliminate the use of outside warehouse storage
 

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Results

  • 25.5 million cases shipped every year
  • System manages over 12,000 SKUs
  • Increased storage capacity from 2.2 million cases to 6.4 million (~190% increase)
  • 22% increase in overall cases picked per hour
  • Forklift traffic minimized using automated conveyor systems
  • Exacta software provides complete, real-time visibility of orders throughout the system
  • Two 5-level pick modules handle 80% of nightly order volume with minimum footprint and operator travel time
 

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