Amoskeag Beverages is the largest beverage distributor in New Hampshire. The company sells more than 7 million cases of beer and non-alcoholic beverages each year, serving more than 3,000 accounts across the state.
Distributing this much product requires a large team, but in May 2019 and July 2022, labor shortages left Amoskeag short-staffed in the middle of their busy season. So they called on FHI NOW to help keep things on track.
In both instances, FHI NOW delivered an experienced team within 72 hours, as it does with every contract. This crew included 12 and 18 fully trained professionals, respectively, made up of order selectors, warehouse material handlers, and an on-site manager.
The team quickly got to work to keep the warehouse running smoothly and help the operations that were falling behind. With over 160 brands and 2,200 SKUs in the warehouse, the selection complexity was diverse, requiring attention to detail and experienced skills to keep orders accurate and shelving well-maintained.
In 2019, FHI NOW had Amoskeag back on track with on-time deliveries in just 8 weeks. In 2022, the team accomplished the same goal in 24 weeks. Amoskeag’s retailers’ shelves were restocked quickly, their accounts were satisfied and a potential crisis due to labor shortages was averted.
FHI NOW only deploys trained and experienced warehouse workers so you know that you’re getting the help you need fast. Our associates have at least one year of experience in warehousing and on-site managers have more than five years of experience.
We deploy our teams quickly so we’re on-site within 72 hours. You never have to wait or wonder when help will arrive. Additionally, our on-site managers oversee everything dealing with our teams, so your in-house leadership can focus on running your business.
To learn more about how FHI NOW can help your operation maintain efficiency and avoid problems caused by labor shortages, schedule a call with us.
How FHI NOW Stabilized Labor and Avoided Crisis for a Major Beverage Retailer
This major beverage retailer was facing their busy season with a short-handed warehouse. Learn how FHI NOW stepped in and helped them avoid a crisis.
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