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manhattan beer distributors food, beverage & hospitality

	 The	distributor	owns	and	operates	a	fleet	of	400	trucks	that	deliver	products	from	five	warehouses	
with	a	combined	1.5	million	square	
feet	of	space.	Manhattan	Beer's	
largest	warehouse,	located	in	the	
Bronx,	stocks	all		2,200	SKUs	offered	by	the	company.	Four	other	
warehouses	located	in	Brooklyn,	
Queens,	Long	Island	and		Suffern	
stock	500	to	600	SKUs	of	high-volume	selling	products.	
	 Low-volume	items	can	be	
shipped	from	the	Bronx	facility	to	
one	of	the	other	facilities	as	needed	to	complete	an	order.	"That	
allows	us	to	keep	products	in	their	
best	order	from	a	code	dating	and	
quality	standpoint,"	McCarthy	

"We have to find the best
and most fluid way to get
the customer's order to
them without disrupting
their business."
_________
says.	"We	have	a	hub-and-spoke	
model	that	works	well	for	us."
	 The	inventory	in	each	warehouse	is	monitored	through	a	
warehouse	management	system.	
"Our	WMS	is	in	real	time	-	our	
inventory	is	always	changing,	so	at	
any	time	we	can	see	what's	coming	
in	or	going	out	by	SKU,"	he	adds.	
	 The	company	uses	a	racking	

system	and	voice-pick	selection	
system	to	stock	and	load	products.	
Warehouse	employees	wear	headsets	through	which	they	receive	
directions	as	to	which	rack	they	
can	find	a	product	in.	Once	products	are	picked,	they	are		staged,	
tagged	and,	ultimately,	loaded	
onto	the	trucks.	

Meeting Needs
Scheduling	and	routing	its	deliveries	in	a	manner	that	best	meets	
customer	needs	is	a	high	priority	
for	Manhattan	Beer.	"Our	customers	have	limited	time	windows	
when	they	want	deliveries	to	be	
made,"	McCarthy	says.	"We	want	
to	send	our	trucks	out	exactly	

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