Maxxium UK

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12th April, 2013 by admin

Added value through a shared user solution

Maxxium-brands-350x350Maxxium UK is the fastest growing major spirits distributor in the UK off trade and the No. 2 UK spirits distributor.

Part of the global sales and distribution alliance between Beam Inc. and Edrington, Maxxium UK is responsible for the sales and marketing of a portfolio of iconic brands including The Famous Grouse, Courvoisier, Sourz, Brugal, Laphroaig, Highland Park, The Macallan, Teacher’s, Jim Beam, Harveys and Stolichnaya. Headquartered in Stirling, Scotland.

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We have an extremely positive, healthy and honest relationship with Norbert Dentressangle and consider them a genuinely strategic business partner as we continue to evolve and grow. Their expertise and the quality of their workforce underpins an extremely reliable operation which consistently achieves the highest levels of service.

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Gary Thomson
Business Services Controller, Maxxium UK

THE CHALLENGE

woman-with-palette-640x401• Maxxium was seeking a single source supplier for their warehousing and transport services throughout the UK.

• Their brief included cased spirits and occasional kegs for shared-user warehouse and transport.

• Our solution and systems need to be able to interface with their systems.

• Much of Maxxium’s sales are in the 4th Quarter for Christmas peak.

OUR SOLUTION

warehouse-stacking-640x426• The solution provides sole management of Maximum’s national logistics operation, which distributes more than five million cases per annum to retailers and wholesalers throughout the UK.

• An important part of Maxxium’s sales transacted during the winter period, we provide between 5,000-13,000 pallet spaces within one of our modern shared-user warehousing facilities.

• The distribution operation is managed on a 4PL basis, offering an optimal balance of utilisation, cost and service.

THE BENEFITS

moving-palettes-in-a-warehouse-640x411• Our OTIF targets and KPI’s are constantly in excess of target.

• Management of overflow storage during peak periods and a satellite storage operation in the Midlands during the winter months in order to mitigate the effects of severe weather; provides a robust yet highly flexible and cost- effective solution.

• In addition to traditional warehousing and distribution, we provide a range of contract packing and added value services, including re-packing products from large to smaller cases, preparing and packing gift packs, adding neck collars and building display units.

• Under the current contract, we have also introduced RF technology and a new bonded warehouse management system to support the continued delivery of efficiency improvements.

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