Case study: Kavo
Whilst reducing our inventory levels was definitely one of our goals, the opportunity to optimise our purchasing processes and better manage our inventory was what made us choose EazyStock.
KAVO Parts was looking to optimise their purchasing processes and improve control of their growing product range.
Their global market share was growing, and managing their supply chain was becoming increasingly difficult due to fluctuating demand and longer delivery times. Inventory control was taking up more and more resources, making delivering on time increasingly challenging.
KAVO Parts needed a system that would automatically update purchasing according to changes in customer orders. They were also keen to use the container fill-up functionalities to improve the cost efficiency of transporting ordered goods from suppliers.
KAVO Parts chose EazyStock to improve their ability to react to the dynamics of their global supply chain and customer base. With customer orders changing regularly, they needed to be able to act quickly by updating demand forecasts and adjusting their purchasing.
KAVO Parts were keen to use EazyStock to automatically forecast and replenish their stock. They wanted to ensure every order they placed cost-effectively met customer demand and optimised shipping costs.
“Whilst reducing our inventory levels was definitely one of our goals, the opportunity to optimise our purchasing processes and better manage our inventory was what made us choose EazyStock.” Herald Nijenhuis, Purchasing Director at KAVO Parts
The implementation of EazyStock was completed by SuceedIT, one of EazyStock’s European partners, in less than eight days. The rapid integration of EazyStock with Microsoft Dynamics NAV was possible through close collaboration with KAVO, SuceedIT and EazyStock. The pragmatic approach proved that implementation projects do not need to be long and arduous.
The KAVO Parts inventory management team now uses EazyStock daily, in tandem with its Dynamics NAV ERP, to ensure forecasts are accurate and purchasing is optimised. KAVO Parts saw improvements in inventory control very quickly. The team is now able to respond to changes in customer orders much more effectively, with automatic forecast updates and procurement recommendations provided by EazyStock.
EazyStock’s container fill-up functionality also allows KAVO to adjust their reordering to fill up containers coming in from suppliers, for more cost-effective transportation.