In an average keg turn time of 90 days, only 10 days or less could be spent selling the product in the keg. KegSpeed allows you to find the inefficiencies in your particular distribution network, lowering the cost of your cooperage. 1
Studies have shown that on average, 4%-5% of kegs go missing every year. 2 With KegSpeed you will be able to determine where your kegs are being lost. When kegs get misplaced in the distribution network, rather than becoming lost you will be able to retrieve them. 3
Knowing where your full and empty kegs are allows you to plan more efficiently.
(1.) Starting with an average turn time per keg of 10 weeks, if the time is reduced by one week to 9 weeks, the number of kegs needed to service the same amount of product is reduced by 10%. You save 10% in the cost of your kegs.
(2.) Using 5% keg loss per year, the average keg is retained 10 years before being lost. If a keg costs $90, and is lost after receiving a $30 deposit, the resulting cost to the brewery is $60. Spreading this cost over the life of the keg, each keg costs $6/year, or $0.50/keg/month. Once the keg is lost, however, the entire $60 is gone.
(3.) A significant proportion of kegs end up at the wrong location – either at the wrong distributor, the wrong vendor, or returned to the wrong brewery. Knowing when and where a keg gets misplaced and acting on it immediately dramatically increases the chance of retrieving it.