E-commerce company Skånska Byggvaror strengthens the supply chain organization with a new way of planning in order to streamline the work and manage continuous growth.
Skånska Byggvaror’s recent years of growth is positive in many ways but it also requires more from the company, not least from planning. In 2014 Skånska Byggvaror chose to make a process review and found themselves to have outgrown the then current planning solution for forecasts, inventory management and purchase. A more effective solution was necessary to manage their supply chain challenges, to enable them to meet their high set targets on availability and inventory turnover and to create a highly automated planning process to translate market demand into optimal inventory and supply plans. After evaluating several providers and planning applications, resulting in the choice of Optilon and the planning application ServiceOptimizer99+ by ToolsGroup. The implementation started in the summer of 2015 and the solution was live within 4 month.
”After a calendar year with SO99+ we’ve managed to automate pretty much the whole forecasting process and most parts of the order management process. Which has led to less administration and more work with analyzing our patterns. In turn, this had led to significant improvements on availability, both increasing and stabilizing the levels. All for the greater good of our customer value”, comments Mike Opdahl, Supply Manager Skånska Byggvaror.
Skånska Byggvaror is an expansive online-based Nordic distance retailer of refined building products. Skånska Byggvaror offers a carefully selected and affordable product range to DIY customers, mainly through its web platform and stores. The business model is characterised by a high number of products under its own brand, control of the value chain and a high level of service regardless of the sales channel. In Norway sales are carried out under the brand Grønt Fokus, in Denmark under the brand Pavillon and in Finland via distributors. Skånska Byggvaror is part of the Byggmax Group since November 2015.
Optilon creates business advantage through solutions based on leading supply chain applications. Optilon takes a holistic approach to planning and optimization for companies within both manufacturing and trade, implementing market leading solutions and processes. Optilon uses its expertise to choose among the leading and most innovative applications on the market.
ToolsGroup works with demand driven planning processes. Their software SO99+ analyzes the demand history to create the best possible forecasts. ToolsGroup’s solutions supports areas such as demand planning, S&OP, campaign planning, replenishment and inventory optimization. Their “Powerfully Simple” philosophy means that the software supports high intelligent decision making while it is easy to use.
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