Fagron reduces inventory value and increases availability
With five brands and one factory in Brazil, Fagron distributes drugs to pharmacies across the country. At the request of the Dutch holding company, the subsidiary deployed Slimstock’s advanced planning software, Slim4. As a result, the business increased its stock availability to 94%; setting a global standard for efficiency.
In a highly competitive market dependent on imported raw materials, planning the demand for the supply of medicines for five sales companies and consolidating orders at the factory was proving a challenge for Fagron Brazil. “Our subsidiaries compete with each other and end up ordering the same products. Given that the average time between analysis, import, production and distribution of the raw materials takes around 120 days, we need to combine all the requests so that they can be delivered on time,” says Rita Mendonça, Systems Coordinator at Fagron Brazil.