Published in News - 04 March 2019

Inventory management roundtable throws up new ideas and strategies

Last week Slimstock hosted its inaugural inventory management roundtable in Canada at The Hilton Hotel, Burlington. Meant as a platform for networking of like-minded professionals and sharing of strategies around the science of inventory management, the event was insightful and intimate, attended by practitioners, decision makers and business owners. Chaired and moderated by Slimstock, the
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Published in News - 20 December 2018

Retail planning software: The time for change is now

One of Slimstock’s Retail experts, Stefan Kooijmans, acknowledges that retailers across Europe, North America and South America struggle with the same issues; fierce competition, increasing price sensitivity due to growing transparency and pressure to shift to an Omni-channel retailing model.  “Retailers need to make difficult decisions when it comes to Omni-channel retailing, but they often
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Published in News - 20 December 2018

Wolseley Canada added to Slimstock’s rapidly growing list of North American clients

Plumbing and HVAC supplier, Wolseley Canada, selects Slimstock to improve in-stock performance for clients. Slimstock, a global leader in providing inventory optimization software, today announced they will be supporting Wolseley Canada’s effort to re-engineer sales and operation planning processes to ensure optimum performance from over 220 stocking locations. Slimstock’s implementation consultants will partner with Wolseley
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Published in News - 07 August 2018

Why do service levels have a powerful impact on profitability?

“I need a 100% service level” – a typical expectation of both management and commercial departments. Purchasing & operational divisions however, have a much better understanding of service levels and appreciate that attaining 100% is a utopia. In practice, determining an appropriate service level is an extremely complicated undertaking. Optimize your Service levels For many
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Published in News - 16 April 2018

Slimstock recognized by Gartner for their supply chain planning expertise

Following a hugely successful period of growth, Europe’s leading inventory optimization specialist, Slimstock, has debuted on Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Supply Chain Planning System of Record. As part of this research, Gartner identified that Slimstock achieved above average on overall customer satisfaction. The research also noted that customers have above average satisfaction with the business
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Future Demand Published in Blog, News - 09 April 2018

Have you been bitten by the Chinese dragon?

A lesson in managing supplier closures Every year, China witnesses one of the largest human migrations in the world, as the nation’s workforce put-down tools and return to their home town’s to enjoy the Chinese New Year celebrations. Factories across the country close shop for up to 40 days while businesses across the rest of
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ABC-analysis Published in News - 07 April 2018

Defeat your assortment demons and go beyond the 80:20 rule

Defeat your assortment demons 5 Steps to help you redefine your approach to inventory It is no secret that for many businesses, 80% of the turnover is generated by just 20% of the assortment. Given that such a large proportion of the assortment seemingly offers such little value to the business, you would be forgiven
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Published in News - 20 October 2017

George East set a new benchmark for all future improvement projects with Slimstock

The business behind some of Britain’s leading kitchenware brands including Tala and ChefAid, has established a new benchmark by which all future supply chain projects will be judged.
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Published in News - 20 October 2017

Roper Rhodes set to bathe in supply chain success with Slimstock

To help maintain and improve their market leading availability across their stylish range of bathroom furniture products, Roper Rhodes has taken a major step towards bolstering their position as the UK’s favourite independent bathroom specialist. Following the decision to partner with Slimstock, the bathroom specialist will utilise the inventory management expert’s supply chain solution, Slim4,
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