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SMI group safeguard market-leading position with Slimstock

SMI Group

Established in 1981, SMI Group is a family run business that provides workwear & PPE products to key industries across the UK.  To solidify its position as one of the most forward-thinking suppliers in the sector, SMI turned to the inventory experts Slimstock to help boost the efficiency of its supply chain.

Over the last 36 years, SMI Group has evolved to become one of the UK’s leading importers of workwear & PPE. As a business that strives to set the industry standard in customer service, SMI has built a solid reputation for offering a broad range of hardwearing products and superb value for money.

Blake Prisgrove, managing director of SMI Group says: “We are constantly looking for ways in which we can improve and develop our business. Thus, taking proactive steps to modernise our supply chain systems and processes is a top priority.”

In the past, the PPE specialist relied on their ERP system, in combination with spreadsheets, to manage their inventory. However, to support further growth, SMI identified a need for a more advanced demand planning solution. After reviewing several vendors, the business took the strategic decision to implement Slimstock’s inventory optimisation tool, Slim4.

Focused on attaining operational excellence, this supply chain optimisation project will focus on boosting the performance of their inventory processes as well as improving ordering efficiency.

Blake goes on to explain: “We always strive to offer our customer’s a fantastic experience. As we optimise our supply chain, I have no doubt that Slimstock’s inventory management tool will help us achieve inventory success.”

Martin Montgomery, UBT partner manager at Slimstock UK concludes: “As a business that is 100% committed to ensuring customers are receiving a 5-star service, I see great similarities between SMI Group and Slimstock. I am excited to create a long-lasting partnership with SMI Group.”

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