Brewery Reduces Keg Losses, Improves Keg Turns

The Problem

This brewer had no visibility to its beer keg fleet once it left the brewery and no metrics to understand the beer keg cycle time and utilization. Because of this, it was very costly and virtually impossible to track the kegs manually.

Solution Design

4SIGHT Asset Track was set up to use passive RFID technology with RFID readers and antennas at the dock doors so the customer can capture information about kegs and the associated order contents. In addition, they have mobile readers to support mobile operations while interfacing all the keg data with the order management system. The solution design significantly improved visibility of keg usage and improved asset utilization and tracking “turns” per keg.

50% reduction
in keg loss

Bottom Line

Keg movement data is turned into useful information to better manage the keg fleet. A 50% reduction of keg loss created a savings of $260,000 annually. Increased keg utilization of one-day improvement on keg turns created a savings of $130,000 annually.

A Smart Investment

Most users see an ROI with 4SIGHT within 12-16 months. However, some users have seen an ROI as quickly as 6-9 months.

Web-Based Software

4SIGHT is 100% browser-based, so you can manage your operations through the web from a variety of devices.