With Slim4, the supply chain planning team have also benefitted from simplifying their inventory processes. “Given that we now focus on exceptions, the whole process is far less time-consuming as we can intervene earlier. Ultimately, we can do significantly more work with fewer FTEs.”
DORC switched from a weekly planning process to a daily planning system, allowing the planning team to focus more attention to the direct, non-stock-holding markets. Furthermore, the team are increasingly working with transaction data which in turn has helped the DORC to make significant improvements in their approach to demand planning.
“Without Slim4, we would never have achieved these results,” states Van Geest, who is also very enthusiastic about the implementation process: “The implementation of Slim4 went according to plan and within budget.
With the support of one of Slimstock’s Young Professionals, our team quickly became accustomed to the new processes. Furthermore, Slimstock have continued to offer support, even after the solution was implemented.”
With help from Slimstock’s team of Young Professionals, Van Geest now hopes to set up the holiday planner in Slim4 in order to enable her team to better prepare for supplier holiday periods and thus unlock further service level improvements.