Bottling companies are part of a diverse global supply chain bringing beverages from wholesalers to retailers and consumers around the world. Doing so effectively requires a thorough understanding of your market, as well as the broader geographic and demographic conditions in which your business operates.
It’s for this reason that an increasing number of bottling companies are turning to business mapping software such as MapBusinessOnline to refine their operations and capitalize on new opportunities. Here are three of the many ways our customer software mapping platform can help you.
The ZIP code map layer is a highly useful analytic tool for bottling companies and related businesses. Many of our customers use ZIP code maps to drill down on area demographics, define sales territories and make long-term strategic decisions about marketing and expansion planning.
MapBusinessOnline allows you to overlay your current and historical sales data with ZIP code-based demographic data. This shows you which markets you’re underperforming in and which are exceeding expectations. From there, you can dedicate more resources or make staffing changes that will increase your odds of success.
ZIP code map plotting is also useful for site selection when expanding your business. With it, you can plot the location of grocery stores, restaurants and other potential customers on a map, and identify optimal sites for adding a new bottling or distribution facility.
Route planning is another critically important aspect of running a profitable bottling operation. Your customers rely on you to get deliveries to them on time and as promised. From your end, you must be able to meet these expectations while keeping your overhead costs in check.
MapBusinessOnline's most recent update expands our software's route planning capabilities. Now, bottlers can use our customer mapping software to find the most efficient way to schedule their deliveries, reducing fuel costs and wear on their fleet while continuing to meet the demands of their customers.
The bottling industry is a crucial link between beverage manufacturers and customers. Your ability to deliver on your promises while running a lean, profitable business requires excellent communication and increasingly advanced management tools. Despite this, the bottling industry has been slow to modernize. For example, it was not until 2012 that the Coca-Cola Company began using transportation management software in all its inbound carriers.
The good news for smaller bottlers is that technology effectively levels the playing field with their larger competitors. Taking full advantage of affordable, intuitive tools such as MapBusinessOnline can streamline your operations and improve the overall sustainability of your business.
We’ve designed MapBusinessOnline to be scalable for use by bottling operations of any size. Use it to create detailed factory location maps, optimized routes and more. As a cloud-based platform, it facilitates seamless collaboration and remote data sharing between individual users.
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A leading provider of automated storage and retrieval systems, Kardex Remstar has a multi-layered distribution network in North America. Mapping regional sales territories and sales districts using ZIP codes and states. Kardex Remstar tapped into MBO territory creation services to make the process quick and easy. Detailed ZIP code tables were converted by MapBusinessOnline into multiple maps describing their distribution network, sales coverage by customer segment, and product maps.
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This leading national footwear brand manufacturer uses MapBusinessOnline to conduct retail coverage assessments nationwide. They loved MBO’s ability to provide both street level detail and USA wide high level views of points-of-sale. Importing location enabled address databases for symbolization and color shading is easy. New and planned stores can be added to the map market analysis as products are launched and mature.
"Importing location enabled address databases for symbolization and color shading is easy."
The Alternative Board (TED), an advisory board creation service for business of all types and sizes, used MapPoint to import customer locations, create and manage territories, and for visual market analysis. When MapPoint left them high and dry, they began looking for a MapPoint replacement. This process led them to MapBusinessOnline.
Over a period of a few weeks MapBusinessOnline shared several online web demo that showed exactly how MapBusinessOnline would replace and improve upon the mapping technology TED had become used to. The Alternative Board recently renewed their Map Business Online subscription for another year.
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