CONNECT 2017: API-Driven IoT Insights Revolutionize Beer Inventory Management, presented by Buffalo Wild Wings
Buffalo Wild Wings Sports Bar & Grill sells more draft beer than any other restaurant concept in America. With beer preferences becoming increasingly diverse and regional, BWW selected Capgemini and MuleSoft to build a technology solution to optimize each restaurant’s mix of local and national beers and manage this inventory. The solution starts with IoT-enabled flow meters on the tap lines. Capgemini integrated this real-time pour data with POS system data, BeerBoard’s SmartBar application, and ServiceNow using Capgemini’s Core Integration Framework over MuleSoft API platform. With this unified solution in place for all beer management activities, restaurants have data driven insight into consumption trends to predict demand and maximize their beer rotation. The results from the pilot have exceeded expectations with double-digit reductions in the amount of beer shrinkage and exciting potential for an auto-replenishment solution to ensure that beers are always flowing and never in short-supply.
Dave Lenzen, Director, Enterprise Applications & Data Services, Buffalo Wild Wings
Al Liubinskas, NA Integration Practice Lead, Capgemini
Sundar Ravindran, CTO, BeerBoard
Becky Hsu, Client Partner, Capgemini