Central States Industrial (CSI) was used to using the inventory management module on their ERP Infor A+, but when they switched to a new ERP, CSI needed a new way to forecast their 30,000 SKUs across four warehouses.
They were also looking to reduce the manual labor and time spent on forecasting and demand management.
CSI offers a variety of services requiring parts including distribution, service and repair, installation and custom manufacturing to customers across the globe. They needed a solution that could track all the parts for all these services.
With EazyStock, CSI found the automation and inventory optimization they were looking for, reducing their manual labor and improving their forecasting.
Adding EazyStock has driven inventory optimization at CSI. Every SKU is now automatically analyzed and sorted into one of nine different demand types. This determines the forecast of each SKU and helps CSI place orders at optimal reorder points.
“In our old ERP, the demand type was static until we went in and manually changed it. With EazyStock, it’s now automatically updating demand type based on transactional history, so we don’t have to worry if the correct demand type is applied to one of our thousands of items.” – Keri Potter, Director of Supply Chain & Logistics
Plus CSI is now redistributing inventory among their locations. This is saving the buyers time and money by minimizing rush orders. It also frees up space in the warehouses; CSI has decreased excess stock by 17%.