Inventory management for Wholesalers & Distributors

With fierce competition in the marketplace, many wholesalers have resorted to holding huge assortments in order to satisfy the evolving needs of their customers. However, with such a diverse range of products, keeping every item under control is a constant battle. With Slim4, wholesalers and distributors gain greater control over their inventory while simultaneously benefiting from efficiency improvements. As a result, businesses can reduce inventory levels by up to 30% while still achieving the service levels customers expect.

Why optimise your inventory with Slim4

  • Reduce backorders by up to 60%
  • Reduce inventory levels by 10-30%
  • Improve efficiency of the planning team by up to 50%

Service level driven inventory management

Availability is everything for wholesalers & distributors. However, supply chain leaders understand that this is neither an achievable nor beneficial target to aim for. Given the risk of obsolescence and the cost of holding inventory, excess stock that comes as a result of poorly aligned service levels will have a hugely adverse impact on profit margins as well as unnecessarily tying up valuable working capital. As a result, it’s vital that businesses focus their investment where it is required most.

Automated forecasts for up to 95% of the assortment

In order to generate a reliable forecast for every single item within the assortment, supply chain leaders require clear insight into future demand factoring in the impact of trends, seasonality, promotions and volatility. Our inventory optimisation tool, Slim4, has been developed over the last 25 years to enable wholesalers and distributors to achieve the most accurate forecast possible. Using a range of academically verified forecasting methods, Slim4 automatically generate forecasts for up to 95% of the assortment.

Greater focus through management by exception

Rather than spending time finding the proverbial needle in a haystack, ‘Management by Exception’ ensures that supply chain teams are directed to take action where it is required most. Slim4 prevents firefighting through helping supply chain teams to proactively identify and resolve unexpected issues before they can have an impact.


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DSV Published in News - 12 February 2019

DSV and Slimstock join forces in inventory optimisation

DSV Global Transport & Logistics, a logistics services provider with subsidiaries in more than 80 countries, has signed a partnership with Slimstock as their preferred inventory optimisation software provider. DSV has a dedicated team of inventory optimisation specialists that has been improving supply chain performance for their customers for over 13 years. Slimstock’s software and
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EBS Published in News - 10 January 2019

Growth at EBS shows no sign of slowing following major supply chain initiative

As Europe’s leading independent manufacturer, wholesaler and distributors of aftermarket air brake and vehicle control system components, supply chain innovation has always been at the centre of European Braking Systems’ (EBS) success. However, to underpin the business’ ambitious 5-year objective to grow substantially, the automotive braking specialist has joined forces with inventory optimisation experts, Slimstock,
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Horeca Logistic Services Published in News - 10 December 2018

Horeca Logistic Services (HLS) chooses Slim4 to improve customer service

The Beverage distributor, Horeca Logistic Services (HLS) will implement Slim4 to achieve a higher level of service as to reduce operating costs. “In our current inventory system, it is not possible to align safety stocks and order levels with seasonal variations in demand,” states logistic director, Patrick Verougstraete. Horeca Logistic Services (HLS) is the largest
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