Beverage World - January 2010 - (Page 64)
[BEVSOURCE] CASE STUDY A Growing Wholesaler Finds a Flexible Solution Named to the Inc. 5,000 list of fastest growCompany: Quality Wine & Spirits ing private companies in America in 2008 Business Type: Wine and spirits distributor and 2009, Quality Wine & Spirits, a wine and Challenge: To reduce the paper trail as well as spirits wholesaler based in Atlanta, Ga., increase warehouse management efficiency found that it was in need of route accountSolution: A route accounting software/direct store ing software (RAS). According to Randall delivery solution from Movis Mobile Vision. This is Brown, director of systems and accounting Movis’ first US account. for Quality Wine & Spirits, which services the state of Georgia, one of the main reasons for a RAS was to reduce paper invoices. route sheet. What Movis As of September, Quality Wine & Spirits has implemented 15 software does is force our Movis EnterPrice devices, a mobile hand-held computer with a warehouse employees to built-in printer that captures customers’ signatures, automatically check orders on each updates changes to invoices and prints a receipt, which helps drivroute before we export ers save time and keep track of vehicle inventory and collected from our production payments. software, making sure “Currently, we export the digital signature from the unit for everything is accurate permanent storage and retrieval. This has reduced our filing time and reconciled. The softand invoice retrieval by five to 10 hours a week,” Brown says, ware help put a control in place, which adding that the company also is saving space as it no longer helped a lot.” needs to store paper invoices. Brown continues: “The integration that is being designed for Another one of Brown’s goals with the system is to integrate the future is taking the data captured in the field and exporting the Movis software with the company’s production software. it back in to our production software. This will decrease our time Quality Wine & Spirits operates out of a 25,000-square-foot wareneeded to verify and invoice our shipped orders and set up and house and services over 2,000 on- and off-premise accounts with post our deposit.” a fleet of 13. Handling on average 2,500 SKUs warehouse manAryan Zandieh, who handles sales and marketing for Movis, a agement also can be a challenging task. “We had some issues German-based company with offices in Atlanta, adds that the software where a truck might have an order on it that was not on the is flexible, easy to use and does not require extensive training. BW New Products Dispensing Technology Niagara Dispensing Technologies, Inc.’s (NDT) EXACTAP and EXACTPOUR beer dispensing products are described as user-friendly solutions that cater to highvolume stadiums, restaurants and bars. The EXACTAP systems are controlled by a programmable keypad that allows multiple serving sizes, enabling the system to pour any amount of beer desired, the company says, while controlling the volume of foam on each beer poured. The tap also serves as a data acquisition tool capable of tracking various statistics, including pours by size, total number of pours and temperature/pressure measurements. NDT has provided The O2 in Dublin, Europe’s largest purpose built concert venue, with its EXACTAP and EXACTPOUR. exactap.com 64_BEVERAGE WORLD_JANUARY 2010 BEVERAGEWORLD.COM
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