Advance your supply chain knowledge

Are you considering purchasing Slim4 Inventory optimisation software, or are you a new Slim4 user? Sign up for the Basic Slim4 User Training and learn all about the capabilities of the software. During this four-day training session, you will gain valuable insight into the use and functionalities of Slim4; all with the help of an expert trainer.

Why take this training session?

Understand the basic principles that underpin effective inventory management and recognize how to apply them in Slim4.

"On a whole, it was a great few days and the training was very informative. Gold stars to your team!"

Stuart Holley, Smart garden Products

Learning goals

ABC / XYZ Classification

  • Interpret and apply the ABC / XYZ classifications
  • Understand the impact on the safety stock and identify the optimal order point
  • Service levels can be determined and rationalised

Article characteristics

  • Recognise different types of sales patterns and apply the correct demand class
  • Distinguish between stocked and no-stocked items
  • Understand the impact that product lifecycles have on the forecast

Master data & the importance of keeping it well maintained

  • Understand the operation and ensure that the basic parameters are clear
  • Understand who owns the parameters and the importance of regularly reviewing the business rules

Application of Slim4

  • Utilise Slim4 independently and with confidence to complete the tasks in hand


This course takes place over 4 days, starting each day at 09:00 until 16:00. Tea, coffee, soft drinks and lunch will all be provided.


  • Introduction to Slim4
  • Demand classes as a concept 
  • Basic forecasting
  • Exception management on forecasting

Day 2

  • Product lifecycle
  • Introduction to Seasonality
  • Seasonality exceptions
  • ABC

Day 3

  • Inventory & safety stock
  • Inventory exceptions
  • BOM (Bill of Material)
  • Confirmed orders
  • Purchase forecast
  • Ordering

Day 4

  • Creating selections
  • Management on group level
  • Extracts
  • Q&A / Summary
  • Certification


The User Training is intended for beginner users of Slim4. Any knowledge of inventory management is desired but not necessary. An understanding of the business itself will contribute to the knowledge building process. Non-Slim4 users with an interest in how Slim4 is used to support inventory management within the organisation are welcome.

The training will end with a test whereby successful participants will receive a certificate


Slimstock UK HQ,
Grosvenor House,
Prospect Hill, Redditch,
B97 4DL


The cost will be £1,650 excl. VAT per person including teaching materials, coffee/tea and lunch.

PLEASE NOTE: For full service customers, this training is free!

2019 Dates

We will be holding a number of inventory management courses throughout 2019. See the table below for an overview of when our programmes are taking place:

Programme 1 

Day 1&2: Jan 17th & 18th
Day 3&4: Jan 24th & 25th

Programme 2

Day 1&2: Feb 7th & 8th
Day 3&4: Feb 14th & 15th

Programme 3

Day 1&2: March 14th & 15th
Day 3&4: March 21st & 22nd

Programme 4

Day 1&2: May 15th & 16th
Day 3&4: May 22nd & 23rd

Programme 5

Day 1&2: June 6th & 7th
Day 3&4: June 13th & 14th

Programme 6

Day 1&2: July 10th & 11th
Day 3&4: July 17th & 18th

Programme 7

Day 1&2: September 12th & 13th
Day 3&4: September 19th & 20th

Programme 8

Day 1&2: October 10th & 11th
Day 3&4: October 24th & 25th

Programme 9

Day 1&2: November 7th & 8th
Day 3&4: November 21st & 22nd

Register now!

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