Executive Briefings

Grocery Cooperative Improves Distribution to Member Supermarket Chains

Challenge: A large retail grocery cooperative depends on outsourced logistics services to meet the needs of its member-owners - grocery retail chains - for fast, accurate and efficient distribution.

Solution: The company partnered with Weber Logistics to operate its West Coast consolidation center in California based on Weber's experience in food distribution and tight inventory management. Weber manages to strict lot and date-code requirements using both FEFO and FIFO processes. As products approach minimum shelf life, Weber's WMS automatically notifies key personnel at the customer to ensure its retail members receive the highest fill rate and freshest product. Over 95% of orders are case pick.

Results: The partnership with Weber enables the grocery cooperative's retail members to compete with much larger retail chains. The distribution program has resulted in: Improved inventory accuracy; Improved fill rates; Faster lead times.

About the Solution Provider: Founded in 1924, Weber Logistics provides west region warehousing, transportation, and port services, including California warehousing and California trucking services. With distribution centers and freight terminal throughout the Western U.S., Weber gives growing companies flexible, scalable distribution solutions for their West region customers.

Web: www.weberlogistics.com

Email: sales@weberlogistics.com

Solution: The company partnered with Weber Logistics to operate its West Coast consolidation center in California based on Weber's experience in food distribution and tight inventory management. Weber manages to strict lot and date-code requirements using both FEFO and FIFO processes. As products approach minimum shelf life, Weber's WMS automatically notifies key personnel at the customer to ensure its retail members receive the highest fill rate and freshest product. Over 95% of orders are case pick.

Results: The partnership with Weber enables the grocery cooperative's retail members to compete with much larger retail chains. The distribution program has resulted in: Improved inventory accuracy; Improved fill rates; Faster lead times.

About the Solution Provider: Founded in 1924, Weber Logistics provides west region warehousing, transportation, and port services, including California warehousing and California trucking services. With distribution centers and freight terminal throughout the Western U.S., Weber gives growing companies flexible, scalable distribution solutions for their West region customers.

Web: www.weberlogistics.com

Email: sales@weberlogistics.com