Several beer distributors in the Milwaukee, Wisconsin area stopped delivery of their products on Wednesday, January 30, 2019. With extremely cold weather in the area, many organizations shut-down for the day, including several beer distributors. Many of the beer distributors decided that it was unsafe for their delivery drivers to be out in the extreme cold. Additionally, their products don’t handle cold weather well.
Bad timing, with the Super Bowl only 4 days away, but winter weather shows no mercy for kickoffs.
This post is based on the Journal Sentinel article, No beer deliveries in Milwaukee today. Thanks a lot, Mother Nature, by Kathy Flanigan, January 30, 2019. Image source: Getty Images/iStockphoto.
1. What operational problems does a shutdown present?
Guidance: Unexpected disruptions in the supply chain are difficult. With the Super bowl approaching, beer distributors want to have the store shelves full of their product. However, cancellations occurred in a relatively short time period. If they had substantial warnings of the impending cold, distributors could have made extra or larger deliveries before the temperatures forced a shut-down. Weather forecasts can be unpredictable, making it difficult to anticipate such Continue reading