Supply Chain

Sales and Distribution

Empowering Sales and Distribution – Discretion Brewing Company

Discretion Brewing Company is a 100 percent self-distributed and family-owned brewery based in Santa Cruz, California. They are the first Santa Cruz brewery to invest in solar power, harnessing the power of the sun to brew their beer. Last year, Dustin Vereker, Chief Beer Ambassador at Discretion Brewing Company, and point person for handling sales…

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production schedule

Announcing VicinityBrew’s New Production Schedule Screen!

With our latest 4.20 release of VicinityBrew Software, our team has made big strides in supporting flexible brewery management software with an evolving interface to meet customer needs! The latest version of VicinityBrew was rolled out this past October and includes a brand-new screen, The Production Schedule. This screen offers a new way to deliver…

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Breaking the Habit of Brewing to Capacity

For many breweries, brewing to capacity has been the number one constraint for individual growth. When your demand outpaces your supply, it often creates one of those uncomfortable situations that might be considered a “good problem to have.” This scenario has been a common circumstance for many craft brewers. In response, many breweries have been…

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skubrain forecasting

Enhanced Forecasting Software Webinar

In December 2016 at Brewbound’s Session in San Diego, we announced our newest integration with SkuBrain’s Demand Forecasting Software, a Halo BI product. This new and exciting integration extends VicinityBrew’s scheduling functionality with flexible, dynamic, and proven forecasting software for brewers delivering enhanced demand and production planning. SKU Brain can read sales history from VicinityBrew…

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Blogs

Building Trust with Your Craft Beer Distributors

One of the biggest problems facing a growing brewery is capacity restraints, being able to make enough beer to meet the growing demand of craft beer distributors. Brewery software can give you the ability to establish a fine tuned brewery by connecting data across departments. Ensure that your team is meeting demand and exceeding expectations…

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Blogs

Top 3 Highlights from Brew Talks New England

Last week, Brewbound hosted their final Brew Talks for 2016 in Framingham, MA at Jack’s Abby Craft Lagers. We heard a lot of discussion on Jack’s Abby’s brewery operations as well as on the state of the beer industry in Massachusetts. Here are some of the highlights of this Brew Talk! Top 3 Things We…

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Blogs

Complete Ingredient Tracking as a Brewery’s Advantage

Consumers are thirsty for knowledge. Nielsen’s consumer market report for the alcohol and beverage space noted that 80% of craft beer drinkers are “health conscious” and favor quality over calorie. Craft beer drinkers see the value in understanding what they are consuming. Independent brewers use little to no “chemical additives,” something that big beer cannot…

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Blogs

Beer Costs – Identifying True Cost of Goods Sold

Does your brewery have a handle on your Cost of Goods Sold? In most breweries accountants have limited access to actual production data and the data they have is in various sources such as excel, calendars, word and paper.  Getting this data centralized in a meaningful way is very time consuming and error prone.  Because…

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Blogs

Make Better Purchasing Decisions

Craft brewers don’t necessarily have “almighty purchasing power,” but a Material Requirement Planning tool can help! Competition in the craft beer market as well as environmental limitations have pushed brewery’s hop contracts to be made years in advance. In addition, changes in vendor practices can sometimes catch you by surprise. Typical fluctuations in raw material availability, such…

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Blogs

Flexible Scheduling Software for Breweries

VicinityBrew’s Calendar Provides Flexible Scheduling Software for Breweries. While you are considering more fermentation tanks to keep up with increased production demands, you may want to consider using a software solution to enhance planning and scheduling efforts. Manually controlling the flow of information is feasible at low levels of production when you’re still wearing multiple department…

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