Visibility across the entire operation
Focused on optimising inventories of both the finished goods, components and the spares parts, Mira and her team strived to attain greater visibility within their operation. “In the past, we depended upon our ERP system in combination with spreadsheets to control the inventory. However, as the complexity of our business grew, we simply lacked in the insight to make effective inventory decisions,” explains Mira.
As part of the inventory optimisation project, Slimstock’s expert service team worked closely with the team at Aqualisa to implement the inventory optimisation solution, Slim4. Optimised around the intricacies of the business, the inventory solution provided Mira and her team with a much better picture of their inventory position.
Explaining the impact that this enhanced level of visibility has had on the business, Mira adds: “With the Bill of Material functionality within Slim4, we now have complete transparency over our inventory at both a component and finished goods level.” In addition, by enabling demand to be split by the sales channel as well as aggregated at the total level, the planning team have attained a far more granular understanding of demand. Mira goes on to add: “This enhanced level of visibility has helped us to increase the availability of finished goods from 89% to in excess of 97%.”