The Turkish branch of the Carrefour supermarket chain, Carrefour S.A., has recently implemented Slimstock’s inventory management solution, Slim4, to optimize inventory across all of their stores. With 6 DCs and 630 stores located across Turkey, Slim4 optimizes both the inventory at the central distribution centers as well the replenishment of the stores.
From major hyper market stores with over 50,000 SKUs to smaller supermarkets, convenience stores and specialty shops, Carrefour S.A. offers a range of formats in Turkey. However, with 12 million SKUs in total, planners must ensure that products are distributed from the DC’s to the stores effectively. With the support of Slim4, Carrefour can now calculate the optimal order point for each product and location.
EXTENSIVE SELECTION PROCEDURE
The team at Carrefour were searching for a solution to optimize their inventory and drive the replenishment process. However, it was important that the tool was compatible with the retailers existing SAP ERP system. Following an extensive selection procedure, Carrefour S.A. decided to go ahead with Slimstock’s inventory management software, Slim4.
FIRST RESULTS VISIBLE
With the support of both the team at Slimstock and Selco, the local partner of Slimstock in Turkey, Slim4 was successfully implemented earlier this year. As highlighted by Önder Kaplancik, IT director at Carrefour S.A., the results are already visible with increased in-store availability: “We are very pleased with the way the project has taken place so far.” Önder continues: “Carrefour S.A. is open to referrals from other retailers and hopes that Slimstock can expand its presence in Turkey.”
SLIMSTOCK: INTERNATIONALLY ACTIVE IN RETAIL
Slimstock specializes in helping supermarket chains and other retailers around the world optimize their inventory. Slim4 is designed to optimize both stock in the central distribution center and inventory in stores. Internationally, there are references in France, England, Spain, Scandinavia, the Baltic States, Panama and Singapore, amongst others.