STS Air-Pro centralises inventory data for manufacturing and distribution with EazyStock

EazyStock has brought structure, visibility and improved inventory management capabilities to STS Air-Pro, instead of us trying to manage forecasting in a spreadsheet with fragmented data. It’s made a huge difference from a management standpoint.
– Steve Parchment, Product Line Director at STS Air-Pro

STS Air-Pro is a hose manufacturer and distributor for the aviation industry. The company’s rapid growth and lack of a centralised inventory operations were resulting in a build-up of excess stock.

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✓ The challenge: Reduce stockouts and excess inventory

As a quick-response manufacturer, it was imperative STS Air-Pro had the right items in stock to build their hoses and guarantee a fast turnaround for customers. With the inventory team still using spreadsheets to manage their forecasting, calculate reorder quantities and carry out purchasing, stockouts were increasingly common. Their standard response was to heavily re-stock to alleviate the negative consequences on production. This lead to excess and obsolete stock, but STS Air-Pro had no centralised way to track or signal that a problem existed.

✓ The solution: Adding inventory optimisation software to consolidate data

STS Air-Pro sought a solution to improve their inventory management processes, minimise the times when there was insufficient stock to meet demand and prevent the consequential build-up of excess and obsolete items.

✓ The result: Inventory visibility for better overall management

With a centralised view of their inventory, STS Air-Pro is able to easily make decisions regarding forecasting and replenishment. Additionally, stockouts are a thing of the past with EazyStock’s automatic risk of runout report. The automated inventory optimisation solution has helped their team pinpoint non-moving SKUs so they can slim down their inventory investment and improve overall product mix.

Read the case study to find out more and to discover how STS Air-Pro plans to use EazyStock in the future!