The client we worked with was struggling to meet availability requirements, due to the pressure of holding large levels of undue stock at the expense of capital expenditure. As an ambient food warehouse based in the UK, the challenge to balance availability with year on year stock reduction targets is not uncommon.
The Cloudaeon team began by analysing and consolidating multimillion row data sets to gain an insight into the warehouse product flows. This meant we could create an insight tool to highlight the causes of poor availability and undue stock holding issues.
It was clear that our system led to significant improvements in the warehouse with a 3.7% increase in individual line availability. Our system also took into account the future demands of the warehouse, by reducing stock holding by 15% year-on-year.