Tackling the container-crisis
Following the successful implementation process, the planning team quickly gained confidence in the system.
However, as the team started to roll out the solution to other areas of the business, Covid-19 started to disrupt HydroGarden’s global supply chain: “The pandemic has had a major impact on our logistics operation. Given the shortage of containers in the Far East, for example, we had to act decisively to mitigate the impact of supply-side disruption.”
Utilizing Slim4, Simon and his team were able to quickly re-evaluate their shipping requirements. “Given that we had to fill larger
containers, Slim4 provided us with the insight required to ensure we filled them with the most appropriate items. As a result, we could manage our shipments with confidence, ensuring that the impact on availability and cost was minimized”, states Simon.