Wednesday 26th Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

Transmeri builds S&OP system around Relex

Cosmetics import and marketing firm Transmeri, has built a new sales & operations planning process around forecasting software from Relex.

The aim is make Transmeri’s purchasing process include the optimisation of safety stocks by product and packaging type with more accurate sales forecasts, lower inventory levels and increased availability.

“This was an exceptionally wide ranging project and technically quite challenging, because both the order calculation and the new forecasting elements were implemented at the same time,” says RELEX’s managing director Mikko Kärkkäinen.

Transmeri’s production and logistics director, Pasi Berggren, said: “Together RELEX systems and our new processes have significantly increased the accuracy of our forecasts. Forecasting for 95 per cent of our products can be handled automatically and the forecast accuracy has improved by about 10 percentage points. That’s played a major part in securing our staff’s commitment to the changes.”