Managing Seasonal Craft Beer Items

Vermont Information Processing, Inc. (VIP), in cooperation with a group of participating beer suppliers and wholesalers, created a document of best practices for managing seasonal craft beer items.

These best practices are intended to bring uniformity to how seasonal items are tracked and managed throughout the supply chain.

With comprehensive sales data for each seasonal item both wholesaler and supplier can:

  • Forecast accurately ensuring a good inventory level
  • Maintain shelf space as one seasonal item transitions to the next

Visibility of seasonal items across the supply chain will result in:

  • Increased sales
  • Less time and labor spent managing these items