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Sheehan Family Companies Selects HIMPACT from Herlitz IM for Daily Forecasting and Analytics


Herlitz Inventory ManagementBOSTON (June 21, 2016) — Herlitz Inventory Management, leading innovator in scientific demand forecasting, replenishment and optimization, is proud to partner with the Sheehan Family Companies based in Kingston, Mass. to deliver a rich, market focused solution that optimizes service and profitability. Sheehan Family Companies (SFC) is a leading national beer and spirits distributor, serving 13 states with a wide variety of domestic and imported products

SFC expects HIMPACT advanced functionality to help better manage inventory, particularly the large selection of craft beers. Brian McGuire, Vice President of Operations, sees the selection as a critical initiative. “Our company’s product assortment continues to expand with the growth of craft products,” commented McGuire, “Herlitz IM’s supply chain planning solution, HIMPACT, gives us better tools to manage that growth.”

“HIMPACT toolset better integrates both new product rollouts and customer’s promotional plans into regular replenishment,” added Dan Piper, Corporate Inventory Manager. “Daily demand forecasting and daily analytics identify service issues and demand trends, improving sales and customer service.”

“The interest in craft beers and spirits and their growing variety is resulting in increased supply chain challenges for both brewers and distillers and their distributors. Increasing new products rollouts and seasonal promotions help drive that growth.” said Carl Herlitz, CEO, Herlitz Inventory Management.

About Sheehan Family Companies

The Sheehan Family Companies with 19 distributorships in 13 states comprise one of the largest distributor networks in America for craft beers and spirits. Headquartered in Kingston, Mass, the flagship of the company, L. Knife & Son, was founded in 1898, signed their first distribution agreement with Anheuser-Busch in 1934. Today, L Knife is the hub of the company and Kingston the location for most of the corporate staff.

About Herlitz Inventory Management
Founded in 2009, Herlitz Inventory Management (Herlitz IM) provides tightly integrated Demand Forecasting, Order Optimization, Promotion and Forward Buying. Herlitz innovative designs are an industry standard; used by thousands of companies to optimize inventory. With end-to-end visibility and new insights, HIMPACT is uniquely suited to today¹s marketplace, delivering optimized buying quantities, highly satisfied customers and tighter inventory management.

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