With a greater overview of the inventory situation, GS Yuasa is now also better positioned to manage excess stock. Kevin explains: “Because we simply did not have the tools in place to monitor the performance of each item within our assortment, excess and obsolete stock could quickly build up at great cost to the business.”
Thanks to Slim4, Kevin and his team now have complete visibility over their inventory and as a result GS Yuasa now have much tighter control over their operation. “With Slim4, we are able to keep up with emerging trends and seasonal peaks and as a result we can ensure our assortment is well aligned with the demands of the market,” adds Kevin.
With the assistance of Slim4, a considerable amount of the work load has been automated allowing Kevin and his team to focus more of their time managing other areas of the business. Kevin explains; “The advantage of this was particularly evident in the run up to winter, our busiest period, where we achieved availability in excess of 99.9% across our A-line items while simultaneously reducing the need to make urgent orders.”
While Slim4 has already delivered considerable time savings and cost reductions, Kevin goes on to conclude: “With help from Slimstock, I am sure we will be able to optimise our stock holding and improve our assortment accuracy even further.”