Beverage Distribution

Carillon ERP for Beverage Distribution

Fully Integrated System to Manage Your Beverage Distribution

In our global economy, timely and accurate knowledge determines success. You need an ERP software that can keep up. Carillon ERP is highly specialized to meet the unique needs of beverage manufacturers and distributors. In fact, we have beverage industry clients in three countries.

Fully integrated for a 360° view of your business

A fully integrated enterprise resource planning (ERP) system designed to be used by everyone in the organization can be especially important in the beverage distribution industry. We know that you have long lead times for inventory, products with limited shelf-life and constantly changing inventory attributes (vintage, proof, packaging, etc). If purchasing, marketing and sales are not working closely together in a single integrated system, inventory shortages and spoilages can almost be assured.

Improve Inventory Accuracy

Carillon tracks extensive information about items, including proof, vintage and grape varieties, while barcode scanning ensures inventory information is more accurate.

Reduce Costs & Increase Efficiency

Many companies still rely on 3rd party add-ons, manual processes and tedious spreadsheets. Carillon ERP automates many processes to produce more accurate results in a fraction of the time.

Improve Business Planning

Carillon integrates point-of-sale data, historical sales trends, seasonality, supplier lead times and more to help you optimize purchasing decisions, thus minimizing overages and shortages. Full visibility throughout the supply chain helps global companies respond quickly to changing market conditions to keep retailer satisfaction rates and profitability high.

Streamline & Advance Operations

Get up-to-the-second information across unlimited warehouse locations so you can make the best decisions possible. With Carillon ERP, all your warehouses can be connected in real-time through your own private cloud. Carillon’s barcode scanning automates your warehouse operations, so every action is simultaneously updated throughout the system.

Some Specific Functionality for Beverage Distributors

Warehouse Management
  • Physical inventory scanning
  • Item tracking
  • Bin, lot and serial tracking
  • Track on-hand quantities per location
  • Reason tracking for inventory adjustments
  • Source sales order from multiple locations
  • Loss prevention capability
  • Fully integrated document imaging
  • Full bonded warehouse capability
  • Link producer to an item
  • Track vintages of an item
  • Record proof of an item
  • Master item - groups items for historical reports
  • Track inventory across unlimited bottle sizes and unlimited case sizes
  • Multiple units of measure per item (i.e. different bottle sizes)
  • Assign industry-specific characteristics to an item (i.e. grape variety)
  • Each item can have multiple barcodes and UPCs
Barcode Scanning
  • Improves inventory accuracy
  • Track transfer of inventory to other locations
  • Track movement of inventory within warehouse (from shelf, to staging area/loading zone and onto truck)
  • Track shipment and delivery of orders
  • Streamline order entry and point-of-sale processes
  • Simplifie case unpacking and repacking

  • Route scheduling and delivery
  • Supports staging areas and loading zones
  • Pick orders to staging area/loading zone for holding before loading onto truck
  • Scan items from staging area to delivery truck to ensure shipment is correct
  • Print pick tickets, labels, packing slips and bills of lading
  • Supports case unpacking and repacking, including tracking cases with an assortment of repacked items
  • Handles transfers within warehouses, between warehouses and between bins
  • Coordinates shipments, direct shipments, returns and point-of-sale
Importing & Receiving
  • Calculates landed cost of inventory
  • Duty, wharfage and ocean freight calculations
  • Currency tax calculation (if applicaple)
  • True multicurrency system
  • Ability to add up to 10 additional costing factors
  • Consolidate shipments from various suppliers into a single container
  • Able to have multiple consolidators per container
  • Allocate a cost to a single PO or an entire shipping container
  • Creates customs declaration for electronic filing
Customer Management
  • Fully integrated customer portal
  • Fully integrated Contact Relationship Management (CRM)
  • Rule-based credit checking
  • Compliance tracking
  • Customer-level pricing, discounting, payment and terms
  • Credit approval options
  • Powerful sales order entry capabilities

Costing & Pricing
  • FIFO, average and standard inventory costing
  • Robust pricing tools allow you to calculate new prices based on cost, bonded cost or other methods
  • Price by customer and by item
Project Costing
  • Full job costing
  • Full promotional/marketing material costing
Production & Manufacturing
  • Fully integrated production capabilities
  • Full kitting capability
  • Unlimited levels on bills of material