MIAMI & DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits (“Southern Glazer’s”)—the largest North American wine and spirits distribution company—today announced that Bobby Burg, Senior Vice President and Chief Supply Chain Officer for Southern Glazer’s, has been selected as a 2017 Pro to Know in Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazine’s annual listing of top logistics professionals.
The Pros to Know Awards honor supply chain executives that are leading initiatives to help prepare their companies’ supply chains for the significant challenges of today’s business. Mr. Burg was recognized for leading a team to build an industry-leading and highly-automated supply chain capability to accommodate the Company’s rapid growth while at the same time, finding ways to deliver greater value, efficiency and insights on a national scale to its suppliers and customers.
The Southern Glazer’s supply chain manages approximately 6.4 million wine and spirits deliveries to customers annually, across 44 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, Canada and the Caribbean. The Company manages 12.5 million square feet of warehouse space across 47 distribution centers, including the largest wine and spirits distribution facility in the world located in Lakeland, Florida. To enhance its logistics capabilities in the highly-complex beverage alcohol distribution industry, Southern Glazer’s has implemented an end-to-end Sales & Operations Planning process and demand planning technology platform. These initiatives have integrated hundreds of suppliers and more than 250,000 customer accounts to significantly improve forecasting and inventory management.
For more information and to see the full list of 2017 Pros to Know winners, visit www.sdcexec.com.
About Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits
Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits is North America’s largest wine and spirits distributor, and the preeminent data insights company for alcoholic beverages. The Company has operations in 44 U.S. states and the District of Columbia, Canada, and the Caribbean, and employs more than 20,000 team members. Southern Glazer’s urges all retail customers and adult consumers to market, sell, serve, and enjoy its products responsibly. For more information visit www.southernglazers.com. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @sgwinespirits and on Facebook at Facebook.com/SouthernGlazers.