Articles by Stefanie Scott

Warehouse: Up and down and all around

October 15, 2009
Beverage companies are constantly creating new products with different shapes and sizes. In addition, they have attempted to consolidate warehouse locations, packing more SKUs into fewer locations.
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Category Focus: Spending declines drag down bottled water

October 15, 2009
Although it has been a beverage leader for years, bottled water is now facing a number of challenges to keep sales growing. Many companies have opted to branch out with enhanced or functional waters, while others have moved to larger sizes and multi-packs for the more economical take-home market.
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Packaging: Decipher the code

September 15, 2009
Without laser or ink jet codes on beverage packages, the manufacturing and warehouse process would be in disarray.
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Operations: Handle with care

August 17, 2009
Beverage companies continue to expand their multi-pack offerings, and whether the beverages are held together in a six-pack, 18-pack, 24-pack or 36-pack, warehouse conveyors must be flexible enough to handle all package sizes.
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Distribution: No driver needed

August 17, 2009
Automatic guided vehicles, commonly referred to as AGVs, are used in beverage warehouses to transport pallets of product from end-of-line machinery to storage and shipping areas.
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Channel Strategies: Variety wins

July 15, 2009
Fine dining, full-service, fast-casual and quick-service restaurants sometimes have different clientele, but at the end of the day, finding ways to entice consumers back to foodservice locations is the goal.
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Plant Focus: Plant transitions to a DPS hub

July 15, 2009
Dr Pepper Snapple Group has 24 production plants in the United States and Mexico, and more than 200 distribution centers. Unique to the Texas-based soft drink company, however, is its hybrid system of distribution.
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Packaging: Check the can, test the bottle

July 15, 2009
Cans and bottles travel through the beverage manufacturing process at such high speeds that the possibility of a dent or leak in the package is bound to happen. Inspection equipment is used to ensure the integrity of the package.
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Distribution: Trucking along the right path

June 15, 2009
With gas prices creeping up again, the cost of truck routing is a priority to many beverage distributors.
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Operations: Get a move on

May 15, 2009
Bottle and can conveyors have been adapting as quickly as the sizes and shapes of the containers they are designed to convey have been changing.
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