Whether Mymicro is dealing with an end user who wants to enjoy their device for longer, or a business client who can’t afford to lose a single minute on a device that is not functioning: mymicro is there to help. We are more than just retailers. We are wholesalers who also cater to the needs of resellers of our products and services.
- ACHIEVEMENTSSignificantly reduced the stock value thus making obsolescence a thing of the past
MyMicro increases availability with reduced inventory value
Ensuring customers receive a fast, efficient and dependable delivery is what separates Ideal bathrooms from its competitors. With a product range that encompasses everything from shower trays to complete bathroom suites, the national bathroom distributor is the supplier of choice for merchants and retailers alike. From their 4 strategically positioned distribution centers, Ideal offer a next day guaranteed delivery service to 99% of the UK mainland across their entire range. In order to manage the continuing growth, the team at Ideal Bathrooms turned to Slimstock to help bring more science to their planning processes.
Given the company's strong performance and continuous growth, there is no denying that MyMicro have developed a solid formula for success. However, with more than 160,000 SKUs, of which around 12,000 are directly deliverable from stock, Verstegen notes the downside of managing such growth: "with four different locations, organizational processes were not always very efficient." Following a move to two new locations in Beek and Donk in 2013, Verstegen added: "while the modern buildings and 2,400 meters of warehouse space has allowed us to work together as one team, to improve our efficiency and achieve further growth, we turned to Slimstock to help optimize our inventory processes."
Knowledgeable inventory specialists
Prior to working with Slimstock, MyMicro tried to develop a solution internally: "we tried to develop something ourselves using our Microsoft Dynamics AX ERP-system. However, effective inventory management is extremely complicated and we quickly ran into trouble. In order to find a suitable solution, we explored the options available to us and Slim4 stood out as the obvious choice."
Following the successful installation of the software solution, Verstegen explains: "although our people received full training, the consultants and help desk at Slimstock are always on hand if we ever need any help and advice. With Slimstock as our knowledge partner in the field of inventory management, we can focus our attention on our customers".
Product life cycle management
Thanks to Slim4, MyMicro has been able to increase availability across their product range while simultaneously improving service levels from 85% to over 90%. Verstegen adds: "The solution enables our planners to identify trends earlier and thus adapt our operations accordingly. For example, with more effective product demand classifications, the inventory optimisation software has helped us to manage product life cycles more proactively; thus making obsolete stock a thing of the past. The introduction of Slim4 has also helped us achieve a greater degree of visibility across our product ranges, reduced delivery times and increased standardisation across our purchase processes."
The CEO concludes: "thanks to Slim4, we have greater control over our operations and as a result we are more responsive than ever before."
Within the first few months of installation, MyMicro has increased availability from 85% to 90% while simultaneously reducing stock value.