Inside Logistics

The LCBO uses TECSYS supply chain software

Product will automate speciality services distribution operation

June 2, 2011
by MM&D staff

MONTREAL: The Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO) has selected supply chain management software company TECSYS’s warehouse and distribution management software solutions to automate the LCBO’s specialty services distribution operation.

“In the last decade or so, our specialty services operation has grown steadily, and has become more complex with changes in the consignment business,” said Hugh Kelly, senior vice-president, information technology at LCBO. “We needed to support the product movement with a commercially-proven software technology. TECSYS came highly recommended because of its robust software and people expertise.”

With some 18,000 products and 2010-2011 sales of $4.55 billion, the LCBO is Canada’s largest retailer of wine, spirits and beer. It is also one of the world’s largest purchasers of beverage alcohol, buying wine, spirits and beer from more than 70 countries for Ontario consumers and licensees. The LCBO operates about 617 stores and various other outlets across Ontario, as well as five regional warehouse facilities. In addition to its 617 stores, the LCBO also operates specialty services through which customers can obtain beverage alcohol products that are not readily available through stores or the LCBO Vintages website.