Alizent teams have successfully implemented the keg tracking and management solution KEGFLOW for many of the world’s leading Brewers in the brewing industry during the last decade.
Kegflow is a scalable solution offering staged investment depending upon key ROI drivers specific to each Brewers individual circumstances. Different technologies such as UHF RFID are combined with sophisticated algorithms and reports to fully harness the power of the data collected from kegs. A Statistical approach whereby only a proportion of the kegs within the population are tagged along with minimal scan points, intelligently located at key supply chain intersections, allow high accuracy reporting such as: cycle time behaviour at brand level, forecasting of keg availability, future purchase requirements and avoidance, loss rate trending and population sizing.
The solution has been extended to cover end to end keg tracking from packaging, throughout the entire primary and secondary networks, including end mile delivery. Brewers are now able to pinpoint the location of each individual keg at all stages of the supply chain. Innovative methods have also been developed to deal with scenarios whereby kegs are sold in bulk into distributor or wholesaler markets.
This enables significant additional controls and benefits such as deposit / balance scheme management (or replacement), near real time product recall, stock optimisation and further enhances quality, cycle time efficiency, forecasting, loss avoidance & management.
This new extended version of the solution is currently being implemented with a new Alizent client.