Satellite Logistics Group (SLG), a leading supply-chain solution provider for the beverage industry, announced today that company president Kevin Brady has been named one of Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazine’s 2014 Pros to Know. The annual Pros to Know Awards recognize select supply chain executives who have helped their clients, companies, or the supply chain community at large to prepare for the significant challenges in the year ahead. “Supply chain is increasingly recognized as a strategic differentiator for leading small, medium and large enterprises, and supply chain leaders have become crucial to the success of the enterprise in meeting the challenges of what truthfully has been called a turbulent economy,” said Barry Hochfelder, editor of Supply & Demand Chain Executive. SLG’s Brady saw brewers struggling to get empty kegs returned to be refilled – a significant problem since kegs average $120 to $140 each and there are an estimated 10 million beer kegs in circulation today.
To address the challenge, Brady developed Kegspediter®, an innovative reverse logistics service which helps brewers optimize asset usage, reduce shrinkage and meet market needs. Today, SLG serves rapidly growing craft brewers such as Sierra Nevada and Lagunitas Brewing Company as well as market leaders such as Heineken and Constellation Brands, Beer Division. In addition to the Kegspediter® service, Brady also established SLG’s LogiTrax® supply chain management services, which increase efficiency and ensure optimal freight management, and the company’s EcoBev® material recovery service, the only turnkey nationwide green solution for beverage disposal.
When combined, SLG’s suite of services help customers optimize their supply chain, improve control of products and assets, and provide significant overall cost savings. “Supply chain plays such an integral role in business strategy today,” said Brady. “That makes this recognition for supply chain leadership especially meaningful.”
SOURCE Satellite Logistics Group