When Pernod Ricard USA first decided to use a Third Party Logistics (3PL) company for its National Distribution Center, it chose Belts Logistics Services.From proactive recruitment of resources, securing the additional space, to installing the systems, equipment and processes, we successfully managed every aspect of the transition of their national distribution from their own facilities in Fort Smith, Arkansas to our newly built Distribution Center located just south of Baltimore, all without any interruption to the Pernod Ricard Supply Chain.
In July of 2008, Pernod Ricard USA, one of the world's largest spirit and wine companies, contracted Belts Logistics Services to relocate their distribution operations from their facility in Fort Smith, Arkansas to Baltimore, Maryland.Pernod Ricard had no tolerance for any interruption to their supply chain during this migration of warehouses.Pernod Ricard's original estimate of space required was 40,000 sq. ft. During the implementation phase, Pernod Ricard realized their space requirements, systems and resource needs were going to be much greater than originally anticipated due to an acquisition of a major additional brand, Absolut Vodka®. Pernod Ricard's new space requirements now exceeded 120,000 sq. ft and their anticipated increase of inbound receipts and outbound shipments increased 300%. With our diverse expertise in all facets of distribution and logistics, we immediately responded. From proactive recruitment of resources, securing the additional space, to installing the systems, equipment and processes, we successfully managed every aspect of the transition of business from Fort Smith, Arkansas to our Baltimore Distribution Center, all without any interruption to the Pernod Ricard supply chain. After our facility was opened, every inbound container was received and stocked the same day, every orderreceived was picked and shipped on the date requested, and every Key Performance Indicator (KPI) established by Pernod Ricard was met or exceeded.
From proactive recruitment of resources, securing the additional space, to installing the systems, equipment and processes, we successfully managed every aspect of the transition of their national distribution from their own facilities in Fort Smith, Arkansas to our newly built Distribution Center located just south of Baltimore, all without any interruption to the Pernod Ricard Supply Chain.Some additional added value services provided by Belts included the following:•Refund Labeling:Application of unique state refund label on each bottle on a specific location on the bottle and repackaging product for shipment•Auditing State Shipping Container Codes (SCC) to ensure compliance•Auditing UPC codes and packaging to ensure compliance •Packaging: Customizing specific "case" packs for resale and shipment to distributors and wholesalers•Carrier Compliance Reporting:Developed Key Performance Measurements (KPM) to track carrier and shipment performance and reported carrier KPM’s daily
CASE STUDY TWO
National Distribution Center
Belts Logistics Services served as the strategic supply chain partner for Fila USA for many years.During that time, we managed start-up operations, recruited and trained staff, installed equipment, implemented systems, developed processes and constructed state-of-the-art distribution centers. Our role with Fila Footwear USA was to serve as their partner in growth and facilitate their ability to expand into a company run operation. During this time we managed four distinct phases of growth that saw Fila USA’s sales increase from $50 million to over $600 million dollars within six years.
Phase I: Belts was selected as partner to develop and construct the initial 160,000 sq. ft. Fila USA National Distribution Center at Holabird Industrial Park in Baltimore, Maryland. Services included recruitment, staffing and training of floor and supervisory personnel to support start-up operation. Phase II: Belt’s constructed a 133,000 sq. ft addition to the National Fila USA facility at Holabird Industrial Park. During this period Belt’s operated a concurrent 100,000 sq. ft. distribution center for Fila distributing footwear and apparel merchandise, which included order fulfillment and returns processing.Phase III: We constructed a 300,000 sq. ft., high bay (45 ft. ceiling height), state-of-the-art distribution center in Brandon Woods Business Park in Anne Arundel County. Belts Logistics Services assisted Fila in locating system and design engineers to support the project and development of the distribution center. Belts continued to perform return fulfillment services in our own facility, as well as recruit and train the current Fila Distribution Manager.Phase IV: We constructed a 350,000 sq. ft addition to the Brandon Woods distribution center. The total project development was 650,000 sq. ft.
•Continued Support: While Fila continued to expand their operations domestically, they continued to rely on the expertise of Belts Logistics Services to support growth utilizing a wide array of our value added services, including: •Receiving •Tagging / Labeling • Returns processing •Order fulfillment •Packaging •Shipping •Labor resourcesOur relationship with Fila USA began in the early stages of Fila's supply chain strategies. It became apparent as Fila began to grow that the synergy between Fila and Belts Logistics Services would evolve into the ideal partnership needed by Fila to support its tremendous growth and expansion during this time period. We remain proud to count Fila USA as one of our best success stories.Click below to see a letter from the Director of Distribution for Fila USA, discussing Belts performance in providing logistics services to Fila.