General Óptica increases stock turn by 81% with slim4
General Óptica set the standard in the Spanish & Portuguese optical sectors. With 210 of its own stores and 70 franchises, the retailer needed a partner to help optimise inventory, increase availability rates and avoid obsolescence.
After utilising Slim4 for just 12 months, the business has undertaken a complete review of its purchasing policy with “extraordinary” results: a 62% reduction in stock-outs across the fastest moving items and an 81% increase in stock turn for prescription glasses.
With a network of 280 stores, 2 distribution warehouses, more than 2,000 active SKUs and ambitious future growth objectives, General Óptica – a member of the Italian Rigo Group, – is one of the best-known manufacturers and distributors of prescription and sun frames in Spain and Portugal.
“We needed a tool that would help up to take control of replenishment, reduce stock levels and increase the level of service to stores. We analysed the main vendors in the market and, for many reasons, we decided to proceed with Slim4. The results speak for themselves – we now see that we made the right choice,” says Xavier Gironella, Director of Operations.