Inventory optimisation in the Retail industry: Food - Slimstock

How te create effective inventory management in food retail

Effective inventory management in the food industry; Slim4 will help you with food inventory control solutions. Customers measure your success by the freshness of the products you sell. However, maintaining high levels of availability while simultaneously eliminating waste is a constant battle for businesses across the food industry. Given that customers demand only the freshest produce and expect a huge amount of choice, businesses must find a balance between customer satisfaction and cost control.
With the advanced forecasting and daily planning capabilities of Slim4, you can achieve the on-shelf availability that customers expect while simultaneously minimising excess and waste. Slim4 helps with optimisation of fresh food in retail.


  • 50% reduction in avoidable fresh waste
  • On-shelf availability improvement up to 99.9%
  • 15-20% reduction in inventory costs

Responsive inventory management in food retail

How responsive is your food inventory? How responsive do you want it to be? With the inventory management solution, Slim4, the focus is on reducing excess stock & therefore waste across the business. Through improving forecast accuracy and establishing a dynamic buffer stock based on anticipated daily demand, supply chain teams can determine exactly when to place an order & how much to order.

Maximising on-shelf availability through daily planning

Does your daily planning maximise your companies on-shelf availability? Maximising on-shelf availability has a direct impact on sales and perhaps more importantly: customer loyalty. However, holding excessive levels of stock can quickly result in waste, especially for items with short product shelf lives. Slim4 helps businesses anticipate demand on a day to day basis with greater accuracy, taking into account the expiration date of individual items as well as fluctuations in demand.

How to optimise replenishment for food retail

Our inventory management software helps to optimise replenishment. Through considering local demand fluctuations, seasonality and emerging trends, Slim4, optimises inventory at both DC and branch level. Slim4 calculates the optimal order level at both an article and branch level daily ensuring businesses achieve the desired service level for each item as fulfilling any requirement for presentation stock. Thus, businesses can reduce the number of out-of-stocks by up to 50%.

Minimised Inventory costs

Through utilising the EOQ capability within Slim4, food businesses can minimise logistics costs while taking full advantage of price breaks. With Slim4, daily orders are adapted to the current demand patterns, drastically reducing the risk of overstock and almost completely avoiding out or stocks. Through optimising orders and delivery schedules, businesses can automatically fill trucks to capacity and thus, reduce both firefighting and pressure on the inbound logistics team. Slim4 is the best choice for food inventory management software!

Flexible food promotions & events management

Our inventory optimisation tool automatically calculates the sales uplift during such periods to better prepare your operation for  food promotions and seasonal events such as Easter and Christmas. Through using a specific forecast as a basis, retailers can ensure that the right level of stock is available promptly to cover demand and minimise excess at the end of an event or promotion.

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