Release Date: 01 August 2006
Release ID: 560
Leading wine and spirits distributor implements industry first in online supplier collaboration
and global inventory management
Management Dynamics, a leading provider of global trade management solutions, today announced that Glazerís Wholesale Drug Company, the second largest distributor of wine and spirits in the U.S., has implemented its Supply Chain Visibility and Event Management solution for use throughout its domestic and international supply chain operations. The solution provides Glazerís with complete, real-time order and shipment visibility; synchronises critical logistics information across Glazerís supplier and trading partner network; and measures and analyses the performance of Glazerís vendors and service providers using comprehensive scorecards and reports.
Since going live in April, the system has already delivered a number of key benefits including better visibility of inbound inventory, a better understanding of supply variability leading to fewer stock-outs, and improved communication and collaboration with global vendors, and eventually suppliers. Management Dynamicsí visibility solution was selected from more than 20 other competitive solutions for its functionality, reliability, and user-friendliness, as well as its ability to ultimately integrate with Glazerís core purchasing and replenishment system.
The Web-based solution will replace manual order and shipment tracking processes, which frequently led to significant delays and difficulty in determining accurate inventory levels and expected arrival dates for shipments. With this implementation, users have access to real-time data on shipment dispatches and warehouse receipts, enabling them to better manage safety stock levels at each distribution center, avoid expediting and reduce domestic transportation costs.
ďThis project is a groundbreaking initiative and will place Glazerís at the forefront of supply chain best practices for our industry,Ē commented Gregg Mitchell, Glazerís Vice President for Corporate Logistics. ďManagement Dynamics has been an invaluable partner in supporting our vision for a true collaborative trading partner network, and we look forward to working with them as we seek to leverage this solution to forge deeper links with our vendor and carrier community.Ē
Management Dynamicsí comprehensive Supply Chain Visibility solution supports the key objectives of Glazerís global logistics program, including:
· Closer collaboration with the vendor community to manage system-wide inventory
· Linking orders with shipments and in-transit status updates to better manage international, domestic and intra-company movements
· Event alerting capabilities based on milestone plans that anticipate potential fulfillment issues and prompt rapid resolution
· Measurement and analysis of vendor and carrier performance using scorecards and ad-hoc reporting tools
ďWeíre delighted that Glazerís, one of the largest and most respected distributors of wine and spirits, has chosen Management Dynamics to help them manage their global trade processes,Ē said Jim Preuninger, CEO of Management Dynamics. ďGlazerís selection of our supply chain visibility solution further validates our ability to deliver global trade management solutions that enhance visibility and control, while lowering inventory levels and logistics costs. We welcome Glazerís to our growing customer base and look forward to helping drive continued value to their business.Ē
About Glazerís Wholesale Drug Company
Founded in Dallas, Texas in 1933, Glazerís Wholesale Drug Company Glazerís is one of the largest wholesale distributors of wine, spirits, and malt beverage products in the United States. The company was named during Prohibition when only drugstores and drug wholesalers could deal in liquor. The company distributes for such vendors as Robert Mondavi, Brown-Forman, Bacardi spirits, and Diageo products, among many others. Glazerís is a family run business led by CEO Bennett Glazer. For more information, please visit www.glazers.com.
About Management Dynamics, Inc.
Management Dynamics is a leading provider of global trade management solutions that improve the performance of global supply chains for importers, exporters, logistics service providers, and carriers. The company's solutions synchronise the flow of information among trading partners, optimise supply chain execution decisions, and streamline import and export processes to ensure regulatory compliance and minimise cost and risk involved in cross-border transactions. Management Dynamics' time-proven solutions are used by more than 13,000 global users at some of the world's most successful 3PLs, carriers, manufacturers, retailers, and high technology companies. For more information, please visit www.ManagementDynamics.com or call +44 (0)1932 445220.
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