Material Handling Solutions for Food and Beverages | FORTNA

Industries: Food and Beverage

Warehousing solutions for food and beverage


Changing consumer behaviors driving demand for agility and new fulfillment models 

The food and beverage industry continues to undergo fundamental shifts in operations. Enabling e-Commerce and the handling of pieces, cases, layers and pallets while adapting to spikes in demand are key challenges for food and beverage distributors. Additional challenges include:

  • Shift to digital, resulting in new fulfillment models
  • Each, case, less than full and mixed case pallet picking
  • Changing consumer tastes, driving SKU proliferation
  • Safety and product tracking regulations
  • Multi-temperature environments
  • Inventory replenishment of essential items
  • Labor challenges driving up costs, limiting availability and requiring additional measures to keep workers safe
FORTNA can help transform fulfillment operations to enable flexibility and address digital disruption and growth objectives.

Representative Clients


Client Success Case Study

FORTNA helped Vistar leverage automation to increase efficiency, eliminate redundancy, increase capacity and achieve the scale needed to deliver on service level goals by consolidating retail and e-Commerce fulfillment into two new facilities.

Read more about how this wholesaler’s new automated DC is raising the bar for candy and snack distribution at DC Velocity.

FORTNA applies a data science approach with an operator’s perspective to ensure innovative design and optimal material and information flow supported by a justifiable business case. 

Client Success Case Study

Adding capabilities that create competitive advantage

A national wholesale food distributor wanted to grow its 3PL channel that offers temperature-sensitive food distribution to companies. FORTNA is helping them design-build several automated DCs that will add capabilities that will drive competitive advantage in the market. With the new 3 DC network, they will increase order volume by 5x, quadruple their SKU assortment, cut costs and accelerate fulfillment. 


Scientifically proven proprietary modeling tools and algorithms allow FORTNA to design for maximum efficiency and outcomes.

Holistic approach

FORTNA designs solutions with a holistic perspective, considering upstream/downstream impacts on the entire operation and network.

Best-fit technology

At FORTNA, we identify and select appropriate and best fit technologies to optimize the solution.

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Under trying circumstances, FORTNA delivered their project on time, under budget and most importantly, the savings exceeded the original estimate.

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