To keep up with continuous growth and spiraling complexity, the UK’s largest distributor of fluid power products, Flowtechnology, has taken an important step towards simplifying their supply chain processes. Already impressed by the results delivered by Slimstock’s inventory management solution, Slim4, the business has now taken the decision to upgrade the bolt-on solution to also enhance the way they manage the components required for their kitting and manufacturing operation.
“When it comes to efficient implementation projects and professional consultancy services, the team at Slimstock have a proven track record”
“Given the continuous growth of our business coupled with the increasingly more challenging expectations of our customers, the complexity of our operation has increased exponentially in recent times,” explains Lucinda Barrow, Supply Chain Manager at Flowtechnology. While the team at Flowtechnology had previously relied on spreadsheets, this was no longer sufficient. Lucinda goes on to explain: “Put simply, we needed a solution that could simplify our processes and provide greater visibility; all while improving the efficiency of our operation.”
For nearly a decade, Flowtechnology have relied upon Slimstock as their partners for inventory management. “Over the years, I am proud to say we have developed a very close relationship with the team at Flowtechnology. As the business goes from strength to strength, we look forward to helping them every step of the way,” explains Richard Evans, Managing Director at Slimstock UK.
Lucinda goes on to add: “When it comes to efficient implementation projects and professional consultancy services, the team at Slimstock have a proven track record. As a result, the decision to upgrade Slim4 to also improve the way we manage our Bill of Materials, was an easy one.”
Now that the Bill of Materials module has been successfully implemented, the team at Flowtechnology are working hard to improve the accuracy of their forecasts in order to optimise both the availability and planning of all components. Lucinda concludes: “Flowtechnology is growing and I am excited to continue this growth with the support of Slim4 and the team of experts at Slimstock.”
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