The UK is leading trade only supplier of contract furniture has launched a major initiative focused on optimising their supply chain whilst maintaining the high customer service levels they are known for. To deliver this exciting project, Global Chair Components has joined forces with the inventory experts at Slimstock.

As a business recognised by the London Stock Exchange as one of the Top 1000 companies to inspire Britain, Global Chair Components Ltd is dedicated to making it easy for customers to find the perfect furniture solutions. Through sourcing a wide range of chairs, seating, tables and components from well-established manufacturers around the world, the furniture distributor offers customers unsurpassed quality, innovation, and style.

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The decision to partner with Slimstock comes as part of a wider initiative to establish a robust S&OP process. Pete Hundleby, supply chain director at Global Chair Components explains: “To solidify our market-leading position and achieve further growth, we need to continuously optimise our operation. For us, this means taking steps to simplify our processes in order to increase availability while simultaneously cutting supply chain costs. The decision to partner with Slimstock marks a crucial step in our optimisation journey.”

Focused on reducing excess stock and refocusing investment to boost the availability of key items, Global Chair Components will implement Slimstock’s advanced inventory management solution, Slim4.

Highlighting how the forecasting, demand planning and inventory optimisation capabilities of Slim4 will enable the furniture distributor to make more strategic decisions around inventory, Andy Hirst, planning manager at Global Chair Components explains: “Implementing Slim4 will revolutionise the way the planning team work. Through providing greater insight into areas such as product seasonality and lifecycle, we will be able to improve our forecasting capabilities and gain greater control over supply planning.”

Pete Hundleby: “After exploring a number of potential partners, it was clear that Slimstock offered the knowledge required to help our business progress. I have no doubt that with Slimstock as our trusted partner for inventory management, we will not only realise our objectives for today but set a solid foundation for future optimisation.”

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Richard Evans, managing director at Slimstock concludes: “As a business that takes great pride in their reputation and commitment to offering customers great value, quality, and service, I see great parallels between both Slimstock and Global Chair Components. We look forward to supporting Pete and his team as they pursue their ambitions to become the world’s best suppliers of chairs, components & furniture.”

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