High product availability against the lowest possible costs is on top of a Retailers' mind. Several Retailers such as BCC and Rituals decided to call in specialist help and implemented Slim4 to find and maintain the balance between working capital and customer service.
Due to the internet fuelled growth in transparency of price and delivery, wholesale margins are quickly eroding. In order to combat the resulting need for more working capital, many wholesalers have decided to implement Slim4 inventory management software to reduce stock and increase customer service levels.
Managing spare parts is akin to controlling a broad range of articles that require a very high service level, since the operational uptime of vehicles and machinery is dependent on it. However, ERP or Excel based systems are seldom capable of managing erratic demand patterns, which are typical in this market place.
A properly implemented S&OP process routinely reviews customer demands and manufacturing resources. Slim4 helps match sales targets, supply chain forecasts and manufacturing capacity planning.
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