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 Canada to ensure the full value of their solution’s business case is realized.
Eric Whaley, CIO of the plumbing, HVAC, Waterworks and Industrial supplier says; “We found Slimstock to be extremely knowledgeable, and that was valuable to our organization during the selection process. They’ve already provided a lot of clarity on where our supply planning costs can be improved, and we’ve become laser focused on fixing the things that constrain our performance.”
Wolseley Canada’s focus is on improving response and efficiency of its supply chain. “We are the preferred supplier to building professionals across Canada,” says Whaley. “We want to make sure our clients receive the products they need to complete their projects on time, but we also need to mitigate working capital risk in our network too.” He continues, “To do that, we have to remove some of the manual friction with newer technology.”
Wolseley Canada was not seeing the results needed from other solutions. “Slimstock took the time to understand our operation and present us with a compelling business case. They are willing to stand behind their product and have provided very talented consultants to help us get implemented quickly. It’s very refreshing to see from a technology company,” says Whaley.
Slimstock’s North America President, Jos Crooijmans, says: “It has been a pleasure to work with a company that has been open with communication throughout the process and we expect great things to come. Wolseley Canada vetted many very competent vendors. It is a tremendous vote of confidence for us that they have chosen Slimstock.”
About Wolseley Canada
Wolseley Canada is a market leader in the wholesale distribution of plumbing, heating, ventilation, air conditioning, refrigeration, waterworks, fire protection, pipes, valves and fittings and industrial products. With its head office in Burlington, Ontario, the company has approximately 2,500 employees and 220 locations coast-to-coast. Wolseley’s team of sales and service specialists, an industry-leading e-business platform, and relationships with the best vendors and brands in the business make Wolseley the professional’s choice across the country. Wolseley is also committed to being a good corporate citizen while building and sustaining valuable community partnerships.
Since 2004 Wolseley has been a national sponsor of Special Olympics Canada and has donated more than $3.2 million through corporate sponsorship and employee fundraising. Wolseley is also an active supporter of Habitat for Humanity. Wolseley Canada’s parent company, Ferguson plc is the world’s largest trade distributor of plumbing and heating products and a leading supplier of building materials. Ferguson plc is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE: FERG) and on the FTSE 100 index of listed companies.