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Rathbone Wine Group’s distributor’s latest supply solution

wineManhattan Associates announced the latest warehouse and distribution management solution, Manhattan SCALE of Rathbone Wine Group’s distributor.

14 Degrees’ current business transformation project aims to deliver an enhanced service experience for their wine customers and to drive continued business growth.

The distribution company has reported accelerated goods flows, improved on-shelf availability for customers’ products, a 99.9 percent inventory accuracy level and a 25 percent gain in productivity, since its implementation.

“Because of the consumable nature of the products we’re distributing, it’s very important to our winery customers that the location and integrity of their stock is known at all times. Our old system was unable to give us an accurate picture of enterprise inventory at any moment in time. With Manhattan we now have end-to-end visibility of all stock in real-time, which means order fulfilment for our customers is faster and more accurate, and we can ensure the highest quality of product at every point in the supply chain journey,” said Darren Rathbone, director of 14 Degrees.

Currently, they have a more flexible and streamlined distribution capability for serving the country’s wineries such as Yering Station, Mount Langi Ghiran and Xanadu. 

“It was very important to us that the warehouse management solution we deployed was flexible, could handle our high volume throughput, and had the required functionality to seamlessly direct inventory moves within our complex, high-density racking environment,” Rathbone explained.

“Manhattan spent a lot of time learning about the intricacies of our business and configuring the system to match our precise requirements and those of our customers. The Manhattan team delivered the project on time and ensured everything went smoothly during and post implementation.”

Manhattan SCALE solves supply chain execution challenges for organisations in a whole range of industry sectors, while its scalability ensures companies can comfortably handle peak demand periods as well as grow their businesses over time.

“Being run by wine producers, 14 Degrees understands the unique needs of the wine industry when it comes to storage and transport and that maximising profit margin while meeting increasingly complex customer requirements is essential in today’s competitive market,” commented Raghav Sibal, Manhattan Associates’ managing director for Australia and New Zealand.

“We’re confident our solution will help 14 Degrees to fulfill customer orders expediently and efficiently and provide a competitive advantage that will ensure the business’s ongoing success as it grows its service offering and expands into new product sectors.”

With 14 Degrees looking at new distribution markets including pharmaceuticals, the solution’s “agility and capacity to support companies operating in multiple industries were central to 14 Degrees’ decision to deploy Manhattan SCALE.”

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