The Supply Chain Organization is responsible for all activities that are required to maintain the supply of normal listed products sold in PLCB stores. Tasks include demand forecasting, merchandise procurement, handling the flow of product into PLCB warehouses, calculation of store replenishment needs and delivery to the stores. The group strives to maintain high service levels to the stores and their customers, while minimizing the investment in inventory. The Supply Chain organization also oversees the product supply activities of vendors who participate in the PLCB's Bailment Program. For non-stocked items (Luxury, Chairman's Selection, etc.), the Supply Chain organization handles inbound logistics, warehousing activities and merchandise delivery to the stores. For contact information, use the links on right.
The Bureau of Distribution and Logistics is responsible for the receipt, storage and delivery of merchandise from vendors to the Retail Store System. The bureau oversees inbound freight activity and our various consolidation programs. They also coordinate product importation, as well as compliance with various federal, state and local regulations regarding the movement and handling of alcoholic beverages. They manage operations in our three Distribution Centers which are run by third party logistics providers under long term contracts to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. These warehouses are located in Philadelpha, Taylor (Scranton area) and Pittsburgh. The bureau is also responsible for product delivery from our three DCs to the more than 600 retail stores in the PLCB system.