The new facility not only incorporates efficiencies in terms of energy consumption, but also effective supply chain management.
Line 2 fills 20-ounce, 1-liter and 2-liter carbonated beverages that can be packaged in loose configurations and eight-packs. This line also produces Coca-Cola’s new 2-liter contour bottle. The line can fill 800 20-ounce bottles per minute, 500 1-liter bottles per minute and 350 2-liter contour bottles per minute.
Baton Rouge Coca-Cola’s 278,000-square-foot warehouse area holds an average inventory of 550,000 to 800,000 cases. Within the warehouse, the company operates two separate warehouse areas. The company has a Coca-Cola-owned warehouse area for hot-fill products, and it has another warehouse area for other beverages Baton Rouge Coca-Cola distributes. For its hot-fill operation, the warehouse uses a management system in which all barcodes are scanned right off the production line into inventory and then onto the trucks.
Coca-Cola United also is working on integrating more racking systems, such as case flow racks and mass storage racks, into its facilities company wide. Teams continue to search for ways to further advance its warehousing and logistics.