Technology and Software

Technology

As a company, we continually try to stay on top of new technology to support all facets of our business. We utilize today’s industry-leading software like Encompass Technologies, Cirrus Tech, Office365, QuickBooks, and Geotab, to name a few. These allow us to provide the best tools for our employees to continually support the growing needs of our customers and supplier partners. We can also make better business decisions by integrating data and our over 70 years of experience.

By remaining on the cutting edge, Long Beverage can:

  • Focus on selling opportunities and manage out-of-stocks.
  • Increase accountability.
  • Simplify daily employee tasks.
  • Access tools from anywhere with an internet connection.
  • Provide real-time data to our teams in the field.
  • Increase accuracy and lower operational costs.
  • Implement rewarding KPIs.
  • Provide in-depth training to every member of our team.
  • House more inventory using high density storage within a smaller footprint.

Fleet Safety & Productivity

Long Beverage makes fleet safety a priority and has partnered with Geotab technologies to utilize GPS tracking. A weekly driver scorecard is used to measure the safety of our fleet by monitoring key fleet metrics like speeding and harsh driving events, which in turn decrease collision rates. Live time tracking is used to measure delivery times and to dispatch any help that’s needed to get the delivery to our customer. This technology also provides live-time vehicle health through trouble codes from the vehicle’s computer, to help prevent unnecessary breakdowns while out servicing our customers.

We face a series of daily challenges ranging from the high amount of customers in our territory, to rising fuel costs and managing drivers and vehicles in an ever-changing world of traffic conditions and tight delivery windows.

These efficiencies include:

  • Reduction in miles driven
  • Reduction in vehicles
  • Reduction in overtime
  • Reduced emissions
  • Reduced idle time
  • Increased vehicle capacity
  • Consistent improvements in customer service

Long Beverage has implemented an ELDT compliance and CDL training program which makes us certified in commercial driver’s licensing.

Retail Planning Software

Retail Space Planning offers store-specific, micro-merchandising and collaboration capabilities that efficiently optimize the position, performance, and layout of product categories for better alignment with local consumer demand.  Ensuring customers can find the products they want, when they want them determines whether those products are driving sales or drawing dust. Long Beverage uses Blue Yonder Space Planning which helps construct, manage, and optimize detailed retail planograms that enable companies to optimize merchandise space allocations and efficiently execute demand-driven category and assortment management plans.

How does it solve your business challenges?
By matching merchandise strategies with the way consumers shop, Blue Yonder Space Planning helps you determine how much product you sell, how long it will take to sell it and how much to keep in stock. Tracking fixture types and dimensions at each store enables you to monitor available space and how much product will fit on each fixture. By using the advanced three-dimensional graphics engine, you can see exactly how your store presentation will look.

What are the benefits?

  • Increased sales, profits and inventory return on investment by optimizing space allocation.
  • Elimination of inaccurate assortment.
  • Ability to increase customer satisfaction with demand-driven planning.