Quaker Chemical’s Brazilian plant already had a great success rate with over 97% of all deliveries being made on time. “Our great challenge was to reduce inventory levels by at least 10% without impacting the service level,” says Alexandre Jacome, Operations Manager at Quaker Chemical Brazil. Until 2015, the stock was managed through a system focused on general business processes, with no specific focus on inventory management.
The decision to implement Slim4, was motivated by Slimstock’s success story with Quaker Chemical in the Netherlands. After implementing the inventory management solution, the Dutch plant was able to reduce inventory levels while still improving the service level. Slim4 was also successfully adopted at branches across Spain and Italy. In Brazil, the implementation process started in October 2015 and by January 2016, the solution was already fully operational.