Case study: Design Ready Controls

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Design Ready Controls Looks Ahead with Inventory Optimisation

EazyStock has made my life a lot easier. Instead of manually calculating all our order points, I now use EazyStock to do the calculations for me in the background.

- Andrew Forsberg, Materials Manager at Design Ready Controls

Design Ready Controls is a manufacturer of electrical control panels with customers across an array of industries.

✓ The challenge: Constantly chasing down parts for orders

Design Ready Controls was experiencing production delays because they didn’t have a quick and accurate way to calculate the demand for each of their 10,000+ parts that were needed to build the orders. With such a large number of SKUs and so many variations in demand, it was becoming impossible for the planning team to ensure they had every part they needed in stock, ready to build an order.

Design Ready Controls realised that their manual, Excel spreadsheet approach was causing them to fall behind and searched for a new way to handle their inventory.

✓ The solution: Adding EazyStock to their ERP

Design Ready Controls wanted an automated solution that would eliminate their manual demand forecasting calculations and improve their parts availability.

With EazyStock, Design Ready Controls automated their forecasting calculations. This meant the forecasts were calculated for each SKU, which could take into account demand changes – on a daily basis.

✓ The result: High service levels and automated processes

Switching to EazyStock has made life at Design Ready Controls easier. Instead of having to manually calculate reorder points and demand types, they now log into the system for recommendations and push approved orders through to their ERP.

Plus, with EazyStock, Design Ready Controls is no longer fighting to keep up with orders; instead they are able to focus on growing their business to expand to new customers.

According to Kevin Skau, COO at Design Ready Controls: “Having EazyStock’s value-add as part of our business has really given us more confidence, in terms of how we would address a new customer or a new product launch. We’ve always wanted to handle the supply chain for our customers, we’ve always done a pretty good job, but now it allows us to do a great job and do it with far more detail and specifics around how we’re going to accomplish the goals that our customers put in front of us.”