AJ Produkter Published in News - 03 December 2018

AJ Produkter redesign their approach to inventory management

Founded from the director’s parent’s basement in 1975, AJ Produkter has grown significantly over the last 40 years to become a global brand in the furniture industry. Today, their extensive operations, encompasses a state-of-the-art showroom, 2 factories located Eastern Europe and 13 subsidiaries. To maintain the exceptional standards of customer service, the designer and manufacturer
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Horeca Logistic Services Published in News - 29 November 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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coach house Published in News - 30 October 2018

Coach House turn the tables on the competition with supply chain initiative

As the UK’s most trusted name in the furniture and giftware industry, maintaining exceptional levels of customer satisfaction is paramount to Coach House’s success. To underpin the business’ continued growth and bolster their market leading position, the furniture wholesaler, has this week announced a strategic partnership with inventory experts, Slimstock. As a company that started
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Published in News - 12 October 2018

Carrefour improves on-shelf availability by 7%

With more than 600 stores in Turkey, food retailer, Carrefour SA regularly struggled with out of stock situations. One of the biggest problems was that the retailer’s inventory management activities relied heavily on the knowledge and experience of the inventory planners, who are moreover in very short supply in Turkey. Thanks to Slim4, Carrefour SA
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Published in News - 12 October 2018

Supply Chain is becoming increasingly important at Intergamma

Intergamma – with 385 stores throughout the Netherlands and Belgium – has significantly expanded its private label range over the past few years. In fact, the retailer has quadrupled the number of items it purchases directly from manufacturers. The reason is simple: “By doing our own direct sourcing in the Far East, we eliminate inefficiencies
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Agenda Announced! Published in News - 31 August 2018

Customer Day UK – everything you need to know

This years agenda for the customer day was focused around driving tactical excellence around your business, helping improve your performance, mitigate supply chain risk and set the foundations for a successful 2019! We hope you found the day insightful and knowledgeable! Please click here to view the photos from the day!    9:00 – 9:30
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DBD Distribution Published in News - 03 August 2018

DBD Distribution secures sustainable growth through efficiency boost

The UK’s leading Contract Appliance Distributor, DBD Distribution has taken the decision to implement Slimstock’s inventory management solution, Slim4. Focused on improving their already impressive customer service, this strategic investment will help the contract appliance distributor to deliver growth through increasing the efficiency of their stock holding. DBD distribution have been delivering a complete range
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assortment management masterclass Published in News - 02 August 2018

Assortment Management Masterclass

7th November | Redditch – In response to customer demand, many businesses have exploded their assortment to encompass thousands upon thousands of items. Unless managed effectively, however, the scale and complexity of assortments can easily spiral out of control. The question is: what steps can your business adopt to take control and maximise the profitability
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chinese new year Published in News - 01 August 2018

Supply chain surgery: Are you ready for Chinese new year?

Every year, the Chinese New Year celebrations result in the single most disruptive event in the supplier calendar. As factories in the Far East close shop for up to 40 days, businesses across the rest of the world face a huge amount of volatility and cost as a consequence of delayed orders and supply chain
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Aqualisa Published in News - 01 August 2018

Aqualisa turn up the pressure on the competition

For more than 40 years, Aqualisa has been at the forefront of cutting-edge shower production, design and innovation. To help further optimise their highly sophisticated supply chain and solidify their market leading position, the shower specialist has partnered with Slimstock to help maximise customer service. Since the business’ conception in 1977, Aqualisa has always strived
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free up working capital Published in News - 31 July 2018

Event: free up working capital!

As the lifeblood of every business, even the most profitable of organisations depend on working capital to fuel future growth. However, for many businesses an overwhelming proportion of this invaluable financial resource is locked up in inventory. But what can you do to release invaluable working capital back into the business? Free up your working
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working capital event Published in News - 26 July 2018

Working capital event: transform profit into cash!

Working capital event: transform profit into cash! As the lifeblood of every business, even the most profitable of organisations depend on working capital to fuel future growth. However, for many businesses an overwhelming proportion this invaluable financial resource is locked up in inventory. But what can you do to release invaluable working capital back into
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Lithuanica Published in News - 17 July 2018

Lituanica’s appetite for success leads to Slimstock partnership

The UK’s largest specialist retail chain of Lithuanian and Eastern European cuisine has partnered with inventory management experts, Slimstock, to increase availability across its network of stores and wholesale cash & carry operation. With continued year on year growth for over 15 years, Lituanica will implement Slim4, Slimstock’s inventory management solution, to optimise the inventory
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digital supply chain Published in News - 11 July 2018

Digital supply chain management and the rise of data-driven inventory management

The abundance of data available to businesses today is changing the way organisations manage their supply chain. With more information, supply chain teams are changing the way they interact with customers, suppliers and partners. But what impact has the rise of the digital supply chain management had on the way businesses optimise their inventory? Digital
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J&S automotive Published in News - 09 July 2018

J&S Automotive shift competitiveness up a gear through availability drive

To boost their market leading levels of customer satisfaction, Irelands largest distributor of premium automotive parts has taken the decision to implement Slimstock’s inventory optimisation solution, Slim4. As a company that is dedicated to ensuring the best possible customer experience, this move will further improve the automotive parts supplier’s already impressive levels of availability across
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Mayflex Published in News - 02 July 2018

Mayflex solidify market leading position following ‘game-changing’ boost in efficiency

For Mayflex, ensuring their supply chain is capable of attaining customer service excellence is not just a priority, it is essential. In order to retain and build upon the business’ position as market leader, the supplier of infrastructure, networking and electronic security solutions turned to Slimstock as their trusted knowledge partner for inventory management. From
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Published in News - 06 June 2018

Stena Line set sail in pursuit of optimised retail operations

One of the world’s leading ferry operators, Stena Line, has taken the decision to extend the implementation of Slimstock’s inventory optimisation solution, Slim4, to optimise replenishment across the business’ retail operation. Following the rollout of Slim4 at the central distribution centre in Malmo, the ferry operator will now implement Slim4 across its network of onboard
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customer day 2018 Published in News - 04 June 2018

Slimstock UK Customer Day 2018

Following the success of previous events, we are excited to announce the date for our Slimstock UK Customer Day 2018. This year’s customer day was specifically focused around helping businesses improve their performance, mitigate supply chain risk and ultimately set the foundations for a successful 2019! This insightful event provided our customers with the perfect
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supply chain goals Published in News - 26 May 2018

Slimstock enhances service to its customer in the Nordics

As part of our commitment to enhance the service we provide our customers, supply chain consultant and Danish native, Rolf Nymark Aksglaede, has returned to Slimstock Denmark to help our growing number of customers in the Nordic region to achieve their supply chain goals. Born and raised in Denmark, Rolf has extensive experience in the
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supply chain graduate opportunities Slimstock Published in News - 24 May 2018

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sales recruitment day Published in News - 27 March 2018

Slimstock UK Recruitment day

13th April | Redditch | United Kingdom In order to identify the best talent and ensure that our growth continues, Slimstock is hosting a recruitment day on the Friday 13th April. Our aim is to introduce candidates to our company and our future goals whilst also identifying those that we would like to offer positions
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Wolseley canada Published in News - 09 March 2018

Wolseley Canada added to Slimstock’s rapidly growing list of North American clients

Plumbing and HVAC supplier, Wolseley Canada, selects Slimstock to improve in-stock performance for clients. Slimstock, a global leader in providing inventory optimisation software, today announced they will be supporting Wolseley Canada’s effort to reengineer sales and operation planning processes to ensure optimum performance from over 220 stocking locations. Slimstock’s implementation consultants will partner with Wolseley
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excess stock automotive aftermarket Published in Automotive, News - 14 February 2018

Excess stock reduction: Automotive aftermarket

Excess stock reduction: Automotive aftermarket sector – always a hot topic for discussion. Over the years, I have met with many businesses in the automotive aftermarket sector with demand planning and inventory optimisation always being a hot topic for discussion. For many of these businesses, excess stock reduction is both a major speed bump and
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supply chain graduate opportunities Slimstock Published in News - 31 January 2018

Slimstock relaunch The National Inventory Test to promote supply chain graduate opportunities

After another year of continuous growth, Slimstock UK is on the lookout for the UK’s top supply chain talent to join its ever-expanding team. As part of the recruitment drive, the inventory management specialist has decided to relaunch the infamous National Inventory Test in a bid to help promote a number of exciting supply chain graduate
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excess stock Published in News - 10 January 2018

Excess stock | trim down your excess inventory!

Remove excess stock! Holding high levels of excess stock is bad for business. However, removing these items from your operation is often easier said than done. Given that you have made a financial investment in these products, accepting that these items no longer offer any value can be a hard pill to swallow. So what
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Published in News - 08 January 2018

“There’s so much more to gain from Slim4”

Slimstock ask Nick Brouwer, team leader Supply Chain and user of Slim4 at the Nedac Sorbo Group, five questions: What’s his role? What does he do on a normal day and what impact has Slim4 had on the business? What’s his biggest challenge at the moment? And what are his ambitions for the future? What
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img src= Published in News - 03 January 2018

Forecasting…what’s the secret?…Thanks for asking, but it’s classified…

Which forecasting technique will produce the most appropriate forecast results for a given demand profile? Deciding the right balance and assortment of stock-keeping units across multiple warehouses can be a bewildering task. Regularly monitoring and forecasting the correct level of inventory across tens of thousands, or even hundreds of thousands of items without the right
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slim4 customer happy with the result Published in News - 03 January 2018

“Slim4 gives us much greater transparency over our stock usage” Sappi Europe

With 7 mills, 14 sales offices and 5,100 employees, Sappi Europe is the leading producer of coated fine paper and also a successful example of a Slim4 customer. We ask Peter Conings, Inventory Manager at Sappi, to describe a typical working day, his main responsibilities, and his experience with Slim4 and his aspirations for the future.
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Omni-channel retailing success Published in News - 03 January 2018

Playtime is over: time for retailers to get serious about Omni-channel

One of the world’s largest retail chains of Toy shops made headlines last month as the North American arm of its global operation filed for bankruptcy. While the news came as a surprise to many, the business in question did not fail because consumers had stopped buying toys. Given that global sales of Toys and
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Inventory optimisation in Dubai Published in News - 28 December 2017

Slimstock launches regional office in Dubai

In order to provide customers in the United Arab Emirates with the best possible service, Slimstock has opened a regional office in Dubai. “This new location is the ideal hub for us to serve countries across the Middle Eastern and African region with our inventory optimisation solution,” says CEO Eric van Dijk. “We see a
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supply chain goals Published in News - 28 December 2017

Rolf Aksglaede: Why did you decide to join Slimstock?

As Europe’s leading inventory management specialist, Slimstock places a huge focus on developing up and coming talent: a key part of which is the company’s Young Professionals Programme. This intensive development scheme is designed to help young professionals gain exposure to the real-life challenges that supply chain industry professionals are faced with on a daily
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young professionals success, konstantina Published in News - 14 November 2017

Young Professionals Interview: “Every day is different at Slimstock and this is what motivates me.”

As Europe’s leading inventory management specialist, Slimstock places a huge focus on developing up and coming talent: a key part of which is the company’s Young Professionals Programme. This intensive development scheme is designed to help young professionals gain exposure to the real-life challenges that supply chain industry professionals are faced with on a daily
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Supply chain positions diogo Published in News - 08 November 2017

“Slimstock has always provided me all the support I require to advance within my role.”

As Europe’s leading inventory management specialist, Slimstock’ supply chain positions place a huge focus on developing up and coming talent: a key part of which is the company’s Young Professionals Programme. This intensive development scheme is designed to help young professionals gain exposure to the real-life challenges that supply chain industry professionals are faced with
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demand forecasts are essential for inventory management Published in News - 01 November 2017

How can you construct a more robust forecast?

Businesses typically rely on a global network of suppliers to satisfy the needs of their customers. Consequently, lengthy lead times of up to several months are the norm for businesses in this sector. As a result, suppliers and distributors of building materials depend upon accurate long-range demand forecasts in order to satisfy future demand. However,
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George East Carl Debbage Published in News, Wholesale - 20 October 2017

George East set a new benchmark for all future improvement projects with Slimstock

The business behind some of Britain’s leading kitchenware brands including Tala and ChefAid, has established a new benchmark by which all future supply chain projects will be judged.
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supply chain success anticipated at Roper Rhodes Published in News, Wholesale - 20 October 2017

Roper Rhodes set to bathe in supply chain success with Slimstock

To help maintain and improve their market leading availability across their stylish range of bathroom furniture products, Roper Rhodes has taken a major step towards bolstering their position as the UK’s favourite independent bathroom specialist. Following the decision to partner with Slimstock, the bathroom specialist will utilise the inventory management expert’s supply chain solution, Slim4,
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Inventory management training programs moonen Published in News - 05 October 2017

Slimstock Academy takes Moonen Packaging to the next level

Over the last 12 months, the supply chain department at packaging wholesaler, Moonen Packaging, has recently completed one of Slimstock’s inventory management training programs with the Slimstock Academy. Through undertaking a range of in-house inventory management training programs as well as playing the supply chain game, awareness and knowledge of inventory management have greatly improved
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Business Software Event Published in News - 29 September 2017

Business Software Event

September 28th 2017| Barneveld | The Netherlands The Business Software event provides solutions for challenges in the manufacturing industry. This year’s theme is “Business Software for the Manufacturing Industry – your business process organized more efficiently step by step”. Focus is on the need for continuous chain integration and process improvement using ICT. Solutions for several
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E-fullfillment Published in News - 29 September 2017

E-fulfilment Innovations Event

5 oktober 2017 | Ramada Plaza| Antwerpen The success of a webshop, B2C or B2B, falls or stands with the quality of our e-fulfillment. What happens once the order has been placed? How can we get the ordered items from our customer efficiently? Are there breaches of stock? Is the lead time too high? Did
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IT's in the Mix Published in News - 29 September 2017

Retail event IT’s in the mix

October 5th | Maarssen | The Netherlands Retail companies Auping, VTwonen and Lucardi Juwelier share their experiences in supply chain management at the event IT’s in the mix. Trendwatcher Gino van Ossel discusses new retailconcepts and points out how companies should organise their logistics to make Omnichannel profitable. The event is in Maarssen (The Netherlands)
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VCK T-Mobile - Slimstock Published in News - 29 September 2017

Logistics service provider optimises replenishment of T-Mobile stores

VCK Logistics, together with T-Mobile and Slimstock, will conduct a pilot in which the logistics service provider, VCK, will utilise Slimstock’s inventory optimisation solution, Slim4 to optimise the replenishment of 122 T-Mobile stores. The aim of the pilot is to increase in-store availability while simultaneously reducing inventory costs. The partnership was announced at the National
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Stena Line chooses Slim4 Published in News - 29 September 2017

Stena Line chooses Slim4 for inventory management

One of the world’s leading ferry operators Stena Line has decided to implement Slimstock’s inventory optimisation solution, Slim4, to optimise the inventory of its central DC in Malmö. Onboard stores, restaurants and bars for more than 40 vessels are replenished from this DC and four regional DC’s. Stena Line provides ferry transportation services on its
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Drive Producrs Published in Automotive, News, Wholesale - 29 September 2017

Drive Products replaced popular software with Slim4 for better results

Since 1983, Drive Products has supplied truck mounted equipment for commercial vehicles from operations across Canada. By replacing their existing planning tools with Slimstock’s software, Slim4, they immediately realized inventory could be further reduced by $6Million, and the end is not in sight. Drive Products is the country’s leading integrator for commercial vehicles. Next to sourcing
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internal collaborative forecasting Published in News - 30 August 2017

Inventory Vs supply webinar: How can you align your operations to exceed the expectations of your customers?

Even if you are 100% confident that that numbers add up and your forecast is as accurate as possibly can be, when it comes to actually satisfying demand this is simply not enough. After all, do you have enough stock to meet demand? If not, will your suppliers be able to deliver enough stock in
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Slim4 in use Published in News - 30 August 2017

Should you implement Slim4 before or after your new ERP is operational?

Upgrading an ERP system requires a huge amount of time and effort from everyone across the organisation. Thus, it may seem like a strange time to be thinking about bolting-on additional solutions. However, when you consider that implementing a new ERP could take over 18 months to complete, a period which is likely to be
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Carrefour implements Slim4 Published in News - 28 August 2017

Carrefour takes control of the replenishment of their 630 stores with Slim4

The Turkish branch of the Carrefour supermarket chain, Carrefour S.A., has recently implemented Slimstock’s inventory management solution, Slim4, to optimise inventory across all of their stores. With 6 DCs and 630 stores located across Turkey, Slim4 optimises both the inventory at the central distribution centres as well the replenishment of the stores. From major hyper
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Published in News - 19 July 2017

AUTONET increases availability by 7% amidst accelerated growth

AUTONET Group is one of the most prominent suppliers within the auto repair segment in the Central and Eastern European region. Founded in 1996, the company now supplies customers in 3 countries (Romania, Hungary and Slovenia). With over 160,000 articles delivered from stock across a network of 5 distribution centers and over 70 shops, customer
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service levels to succeed Published in News - 18 July 2017

Why do service levels have a powerful impact on profitability?

“I need a 100% service level” – a typical expectation of both management and commercial departments. Purchasing & operational divisions however, have a much better understanding of service levels and appreciate that attaining 100% is a utopia. In practice, determining an appropriate service level is an extremely complicated undertaking. Optimise your Service levels For many
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automotive Published in Automotive, News - 06 July 2017

Automotive update: “Now is the time to drive improvements across your supply chain”

Extreme volatility in demand, spiralling product ranges and increasingly lengthy lead times were all hot topics at this year’s Automechanika Birmingham event. However, in today’s uncertain business environment, maintaining the consistently high levels of availability that consumers demand, was undoubtedly seen as one of the most pressing challenges businesses across the automotive industry face. The
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replenishing stock Published in News - 04 July 2017

Replenishing stock: Don’t get burnt!

Replenishing stock: Don’t get burnt! If you look outside your window, you might be surprised to discover that Winter has already officially begun. However, retailers should not be put off by the recent wintery weather. While seasonal influxes can present retailers with great opportunities to profit, British weather is a volatile force and even the
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Published in News - 15 June 2017

Demand planning is more than just child’s play

The Times revealed that demand for toys is booming. However, it seems children are not the only ones getting in on the action: the so-called “kidult” sector, adults that buy children’s toys for their own personal use, is set to grow at three times the pace of the rest of the market! Given the growing
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Published in News - 23 May 2017

“Our inventory goals have become far more achievable”

Slimstock ask Patrik Ohm, Purchasing & Inventory Management at Andreas Paulsen GmbH, five questions: What’s his role? What does he do on a normal day and what impact has Slim4 had on the business? What’s his biggest challenge at the moment? And what are his ambitions for the future? What is your role within the
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Published in News - 16 May 2017

Safety Stock Optimisation: Which items is my investment in buffer stock worth its money?

Safety stock optimisation can help ensure you meet demand thus helping to boost profits. However, holding excessive amounts of buffer stock can be a huge drain on resources. Yet, something unexpected could always happen and customers never buy exactly what we expect. For instance, some customers buy more stock, some customers buy less, some switch
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excess stock reduction Published in News - 04 May 2017

What a lovely long tail you have

If you look at businesses like Alibaba, Amazon or even your local super market, it seems that the-sky-is-the-limit when it comes to assortments. While offering literally millions of different products undoubtedly gives customers plenty of choice, keeping up with these exploding ranges can prove a constant battle. In pursuit of a unique selling point, many
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Supply chain positions diogo Published in News - 28 February 2017

Diogo Forte Interview: “I knew Slimstock could offer me the scope I needed to succeed.”

As Europe’s leading inventory management specialist, Slimstock places a huge focus on developing up and coming talent: a key part of which is the company’s Young Professionals Programme. This intensive development programme is designed to help young professionals gain exposure to the real life industry challenges that supply chain professionals are faced with on a
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young professionals success, konstantina Published in News - 24 February 2017

Konstantina Efraimidou: What does it mean to be a supply chain analyst at Slimstock?

Since the start of 2015, over 20 professionals from ten different countries have joined the team at Slimstock. As more and more businesses turn to the inventory optimisation specialist to help improve the performance of their supply chain operations, Slimstock is now looking to hire even more people. Since joining the team in December 2014,
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product lifecycle management Published in News - 28 October 2016

Product lifecycle management | Increase your revenue

Product lifecycle management | Increase your revenue! Do you have enough stock to meet demand after a product launch? Can you scale up fast enough? How do you react if the new product is not a success? How do you know when the product is becoming obsolete? Can you avoid obsolescence? Companies can make a
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Published in News - 25 May 2016

The launch of a new office in Singapore

Following a number of interesting developments, Eric van Dijk, CEO at Slimstock, looks back on a great first quarter. Eric has been in Singapore this month, preparing for the launch of the first subsidiary in South East Asia: “It is extremely exciting that with launch of this new office, Slimstock will be truly able to
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Published in News - 13 April 2016

Retail planning software: The time for change is now

One of Slimstock’s Retail experts, Stefan Kooijmans, acknowledges that retailers across Europe, North America and South America struggle with the same issues; fierce competition, increasing price sensitivity due to growing transparency and pressure to shift to a Omni-channel retailing model. “Retailers need to make difficult decisions when it comes to Omni-channel retailing, but they often
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Published in News - 04 April 2016

Slim4 user Charles van Oort: “I’m in between conflicting interests. That makes it fun.”

Slimstock ask Charles van Oort, supply chain coordinator and user of Slim4 at retail chain Blokker, five questions: What’s his role? What does he do on a normal day and what impact has Slim4 had on the business? What’s his biggest challenge at the moment? And what are his ambitions for the future? What is
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Published in News - 16 February 2016

Our debut on Gartner’s Magic Quadrant

Following the growth we have experienced in recent years across Europe and the Americas, we are now officially recognized by the renowned analyst firm Gartner. In their famous Magic Quadrant research, in which they compare supply chain planning software vendors, Slimstock is recognized as a vendor that offers an above-average level of customer satisfaction. It’s
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working capital management Published in News - 11 June 2014

Working capital mangement | success factors, possibilities, and benefits

Working capital management is all about reducing cash-to-cash cycles have to be shortened. For this reason Logistics has to release the working capital that is tied up in inventory. However, lower inventories directly affect the delivery performance. This is always a complication! By Walther Ploos van Amstel Inventories are the result of balancing the customer
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