Speedy France, part of the Kwik Fit group, has chosen Barloworld Supply Chain Software for inventory management and demand planning software.
Speedy France had previously delegated responsibility for ordering inventory to individual branch managers at 335 company owned branches, and an additional 130 franchises. Following a review of procedure, the company took the decision to centralise the management and planning of inventory to exploit economies of scale and reduce inefficiencies.
Speedy France wanted to improve demand planning, identify stock profiles in each centre and have the ability to replenish stock automatically.
Timothy Manuel, trade director at Speedy France said: “We are focused on providing the best possible levels of service to our customers; making sure we have the right product at the right time to meet their needs. To achieve this, we need central control over our inventory – the ability to plan for and react to changing demands. Working with Barloworld Supply Chain Solutions will help us achieve this.
“Using Optimiza to manage inventory from a central point means that we can work more efficiently, improving the processes for ordering and replenishing stock. As a business this will help us to identify cost savings, improve shelf availability and reduce stock obsolescence. Overall, it will help us to become a more profitable business.”