The CEALCO purchasing center is the most prestigious purchasing group for heating and plumbing in Spain. With 46 associates, it has always been characterized by its innovative and pioneering character in areas such as benchmarking, logistics and the management of relationships with both its associates and its suppliers. Since 2006, the Granollers regulatory platform has managed its stocks with Slimstock’s Slim4 software as a complement to its ERP Navision. Silvia Camps, Manager of CEALCO, explains the results in this testimony.
“Every purchasing group is the union of many common interests, synergies and projects for the future. If there is also a regulatory warehouse destined to provide service to the associate, the relations between them and the group intensify ”, affirms the CEALCO Manager, Silvia Camps.
As a purchasing center, Cealco faces a very specific problem. “The irregularity of the demand that our 46 associates have to face justified the fact of sharing stocks, since it was much more profitable for everyone to maintain a common stock of items – both high and low turnover – than to store them separately. . However, over the years and the growth of the group, it was no longer so clear what we should have in our warehouse. The point is that we have associates all over Spain, and that means that there are some articles that may be interesting for certain associates, but which may not be interesting for others ”affirms Silvia Camps.