Badger Liquor Selects Partner for Supply Chain Efficiency

CIBER to provide HighJump solution for Wisconsin wine and spirits distributor


CIBER to provide HighJump solution for Wisconsin wine and spirits distributor

Fond Du Lac, WI — November 22, 2005 — CIBER announced today that Badger Liquor, Wisconsin's largest distributor of wine and spirits, has selected CIBER Inc. as its partner to improve supply chain efficiency and performance. CIBER has been assessing Badger's distribution design, and has recommended strategic operational changes to improve productivity.

To accomplish and enhance the operational changes, Badger said it will implement industry-specific hardware and software, including HighJump Software's warehouse management system (WMS) and CIBER's industry-specific configurations. This specific wine and spirits industry solution is expected to drive cost reductions for Badger Liquor by improving inbound shipment processing and storage, coordinating replenishment timing, and utilizing multiple picking approaches to optimize distribution.

Badger Liquor sells and distributes wine and spirits through multiple channels, including grocery stores, restaurants, bars and retail outlets. The suppliers we service need to know their products are being carefully tracked and distributed into the marketplace in a timely manner, said Ron Sadoff, co-owner and head of operations for Badger Liquor. With CIBER's supply chain operations leadership and software implementation expertise, we can work together to reduce our supply chain and business process expenses, exceeding customer expectations. In addition, HighJump's product suite provides the flexible foundation we need to support our continued growth.

Paul Robson, vice president of the Supply Chain Practice for CIBER, commented that his company's experience in working with companies in the wine and spirits distribution environment has given it the ability to deliver success and increased performance for its clients' supply chain operations. We are very impressed with Badger's commitment to customer satisfaction. We look forward to teaming with Badger Liquor and HighJump to streamline Badger's supply chain operations, increase their revenue measurably and further strengthen Badger's strong customer loyalty.

Founded in 1935 and headquartered in Fond du Lac, Wis., Badger Liquor is Wisconsin's largest wine and spirits distributor, with operations in Milwaukee, Green Bay, Eaue Clair, Mosinee and Elcho. The firm has the capacity to load 20,000 cases of wine and spirits per night. The firm has a fleet of 62 trucks, with capacities ranging from 500 to 1,000 cases of liquor, which deliver the product to customers throughout the state.

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