Wine and Spirits Distributor Increases Throughput Rates with Carton Flow Rack System
Prior to their partnership with UNEX, Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits, the largest distributor of wine and spirits in the country, had five different warehouses in Southern California and one warehouse in Kentucky, which led to inefficiencies in their supply chain. To better serve customers, the company needed to consolidate their operations and maximize the use of existing space.
With UNEX, the California facility consolidated five regional warehouses into one 620,000 square foot high-speed distribution center. The Kentucky facility implemented UNEX SpanTrack flow racks to store fast-moving SKUs that workers using voice picking systems need readily available in the split-case fulfillment areas.
Carton flow solutions for Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits yielded positive results in both facilities, including:
- California: The new system in place has been producing one of the highest throughput rates in the industry, 15 million cases per year.
- Kentucky: The center has nearly doubled productivity and dramatically improved accuracy because of UNEX SpanTrack and voice picking systems.
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