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Arterra Wines Canada Deploys Blue Yonder Planning Solutions Driven by Spinnaker

Houston, TX, March 2nd, 2020 - Spinnaker, a leading global provider of supply chain consulting and returns management solutions, announced that its client Arterra Wines Canada, Inc. (Arterra) has successfully deployed Blue Yonder (formerly JDA Software, Inc.) solutions in January 2020. Arterra is a leading producer and marketer of award-winning, globally recognized Canadian and imported wines in the Canadian market. A long-time Blue Yonder customer, Arterra Wines is powering its demand and supply-related business processes with Blue Yonder planning solutions.

Arterra engaged Spinnaker to tailor and upgrade its Blue Yonder planning solutions platform to capitalize on the new opportunities in the Canadian beverage industry created by regulatory changes and build a foundation for future growth and solution expansion. The upgraded platform enables Arterra to forecast from the store shelf to the winery, and view results across its entire distribution network for improved inventory planning. From a technical perspective, Spinnaker provided the know-how to upgrade the latest Blue Yonder release and drive a 60% improvement in batch and online performance, permitting Arterra to make profitable business decisions faster and more effectively all on a single platform. Arterra’s transformation efforts were supported with a comprehensive set of business process and change management improvements that enabled end users to leverage this powerful platform and harness future supply chain innovation.  

Paul Kassebaum, Senior Vice-President, Operations, Arterra, said: “Optimizing our supply and demand planning solutions platform is a key driver in our bold digital transformation. Through the expertise and efforts of Spinnaker and our Arterra team, we’ve successfully upgraded our existing platform and accelerated our ability to supply the right product at the right place for our retail customers and Canadian consumers.”  


Spinnaker’s Kenneth Poore, Director, Spinnaker said: “Arterra continues to transform its supply chain to embrace current market conditions while adding capabilities to take advantage of future opportunities. We believe that Arterra’s investment in Blue Yonder solutions enabled by Spinnaker will provide a foundation for continued industry growth.”


To learn more about Spinnaker’s Supply Chain Technology Services, please visit: https://www.spinnakermgmt.com/supply-chain-technology


About Arterra Wines Canada, Inc.
Arterra Wines Canada, Inc. is the country’s leading producer and marketer of award-winning, globally recognized Canadian and imported wines. Arterra Wines Canada, Inc. has grown and evolved to owning and distributing 100+ wine brands, including seven of the top 20 brands in Canada: Jackson-Triggs, Inniskillin, Sawmill Creek, Wallaroo Trail, Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi, Ruffino and Kim Crawford. In the last five years, the company’s portfolio has received over 1,500 accolades and awards in national and international wine competitions.

Headquartered in Mississauga, ON, Arterra Wines Canada, Inc. operates eight wineries across the country, with over 1,700 acres of premium vineyards in Canada’s wine regions. It owns and operates 164 Wine Rack retail wine stores in Ontario and sells wine kits and products for winemaking through its RJS Craft Winemaking brand. It employs approximately 2,000 full-time and part-time staff across the country.

For more information about Arterra Wines Canada, Inc., visit www.arterracanada.com.


About Spinnaker

Founded in 2002, Spinnaker is a supply chain services company that helps clients grow, manage risk, reduce costs, and improve customer service by developing world-class supply chain capabilities. Our services help clients develop the right supply chain strategy for their business challenges and implement the process and technology solutions to improve Demand/Supply Planning, Procurement and Sourcing, Logistics and Warehousing, and Reverse Logistics business performance. Spinnaker offers a unique service delivery model that combines the strength of deeply experienced management and technology consultants with a seasoned team of business process outsourcing (BPO) and 3rd-party logistics (3PL) professionals. Spinnaker has offices in Boston, Denver, Houston, Memphis, Pittsburgh, London, and Singapore. To learn more about this announcement, contact us at our website or call +1-877-466-0745.


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