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When Pernod Ricard USA first decided to use a Third Party Logistics (3PL) company for its National Distribution Center, it chose Belts Logistics Services
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 order received was picked and shipped on the date requested, and every Key Performance Indicator (KPI) established by Pernod Ricard was met or exceeded. 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
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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.