Publié dans News - 09 juillet 2018

J&S Automotive améliore sa compétitivité grâce au pilotage de la disponibilité

Pour accroître la satisfaction de ses clients sur le marché, le plus grand distributeur de pièces automobile haut de gamme d’Irlande a pris la décision d’implémenter Slim4, la solution d’optimisation des stocks de Slimstock. L’objectif est d’améliorer encore les taux de disponibilité déjà excellents de J&S Automotive sur l’ensemble de son gigantesque assortiment tout en
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Publié dans News - 02 juillet 2018

Mayflex consolide sa position de leader grâce à une amélioration décisive de son efficience

Pour Mayflex, il n’est pas seulement important mais tout simplement essentiel que la Supply Chain soit capable de faire atteindre à l’entreprise un niveau d’excellence en matière de service client. Afin de conserver et de consolider sa position de leader du marché, le fournisseur d’infrastructures électriques et de solutions électroniques de sécurité a choisi Slimstock
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Stena Line chooses Slim4 Publié dans News - 06 juin 2018

Stela Line se lance dans l’optimisation de ses opérations Retail

Stela Line, l’une des plus grandes compagnies de ferries du monde, a pris la décision d’étendre le déploiement de Slim4, le logiciel d’optimisation des stocks de Slimstock, afin d’optimiser le réapprovisionnement de l’ensemble de ses opérations Retail. Après avoir été implémenté sur l’entrepôt central de Malmo, Slim4 va maintenant être déployé dans le réseau des
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Publié dans News - 10 janvier 2018

Projet Supply Chain 2018 : détruisez vos stocks obsolètes !

Peut-être démarrez-vous cette nouvelle année avec quelques kilos en trop. S’il en est de même pour votre entreprise, il est toujours temps de réduire les excès de stocks. Il est mauvais pour les entreprises d’avoir des niveaux élevés de stocks obsolètes. Ceci étant, se débarrasser de ces articles est souvent plus facile à dire qu’à
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Publié dans News - 08 janvier 2018

“Il y a encore tant à gagner avec Slim4”

Slimstock a posé cinq questions à Nick Brouwer, Responsable Supply Chain et Utilisateur Slim4 chez Nedac Sorbo : Quel est son rôle ? Comment se déroule sa journée de travail ? Quel impact Slim4 a-t-il eu sur l’entreprise ? Quel est son plus grand défi actuellement ? Et quelles sont ses ambitions futures ? Quel est votre rôle ? Je supervise six
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Publié dans News - 03 janvier 2018

Le secret pour de meilleures prévisions ?…Merci de poser la question mais c’est classé…

Décider de l’allocation des stocks au sein d’un réseau avec plusieurs points de stockage peut s’avérer être une tâche déroutante. Sans bon outil, le pilotage régulier et la planification des bons niveaux de stocks pour des dizaines de milliers, voire des centaines de milliers d’articles est tout simplement impossible. A cela s’ajoute la difficulté de
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slim4 customer happy with the result Publié dans News - 03 janvier 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 Publié dans News - 03 janvier 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 Publié dans News - 28 décembre 2017

Slimstock ouvre un nouveau bureau à Dubai

Afin d’accompagner au mieux ses Clients aux Emirats Arabes Unis, Slimstock a ouvert un nouveau bureau à Dubai. « Dubai est l’endroit idéal pour nous pour rayonner sur les pays du Moyen-Orient et d’Afrique, » dit Eric van Dijk, CEO de Slimstock. “Nous voyons une énorme opportunité de faire connaître Slim4, notre solution d’optimisation des stocks, aux
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Join Slimstock: Rolf explains his time as a young professional Publié dans News - 28 décembre 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 Publié dans News - 14 novembre 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 Publié dans News - 08 novembre 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 Publié dans News - 01 novembre 2017

How can you construct a more robust forecast?

Businesses in the building trade 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
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George East Carl Debbage Publié dans News, Wholesale - 20 octobre 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 Publié dans News, Wholesale - 20 octobre 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 Publié dans News - 05 octobre 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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VCK T-Mobile - Slimstock Publié dans News - 29 septembre 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 Publié dans News - 29 septembre 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 Publié dans Automotive, News, Wholesale - 29 septembre 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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Drive Producrs Publié dans News, Webinar - 30 août 2017

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

Friday 8th September | Webinar | Singapore Even if you are 100% confident 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
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Slim4 in use Publié dans News - 30 août 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 Publié dans News - 28 août 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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Publié dans News - 19 juillet 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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Publié dans News - 18 juillet 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. Service level optimisation For many businesses,
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Publié dans Automotive, News - 06 juillet 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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Publié dans News - 04 juillet 2017

Retailers: Don’t get burnt by the summer surge!

If you look outside your window, you might be surprised to discover that summer has already officially begun. However, retailers should not be put off by the recent wintery weather: according to new research , up to 70% of retailers enjoy double digit growth during the summer months as the better weather forces shoppers out of hibernation.
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Publié dans News - 15 juin 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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Publié dans News - 23 mai 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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Publié dans News - 16 mai 2017

Q&A: In which items is my investment in safety stocks worth its money?

Something unexpected could always happen and customers never buy exactly what we expect. For instance, some customers buy more, some buy less, some switch to other products while other customers are completely new to us. As a result, when forecasting demand, there is always a degree of uncertainty. To manage this ambiguity, you have to
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Publié dans News - 04 mai 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 Publié dans News - 28 février 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 Publié dans News - 24 février 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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Publié dans News - 28 octobre 2016

Increase revenue through better product lifecycle management

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 lot of money through effective product lifecycle
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Publié dans News - 13 avril 2016

Pour les distributeurs, c’est l’heure du changement !

Selon Stefan Kooijmans, l’un des experts de Slimstock Retail, les distributeurs sont tous confrontés aux mêmes problématiques, que ce soit en Europe, en Amérique du Nord ou du Sud : une concurrence féroce, une plus grande volatilité des prix du fait d’une transparence accrue ainsi qu’une pression croissante pour passer à un modèle de distribution
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Publié dans News - 04 avril 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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Publié dans News - 16 février 2016

L’entrée de Slimstock dans le «Magic Quadrant» de Gartner

Suite à la croissance de ces dernières années tant sur le continent européen qu’américain, Slimstock est maintenant officiellement reconnu comme un acteur majeur par Gartner, la célèbre entreprise américaine de conseil et de recherche. Dans la fameuse étude «Magic Quadrant» dans laquelle sont comparés les éditeurs de logiciels de planification Supply Chain, Slimstock a été
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working capital management Publié dans News - 11 juin 2014

Working capital reduction | 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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