A Toast to Supply Chain Efficiency
Newfoundland Labrador Liquor Corporation Reduces Inventory While Increasing Sales
"Normally when sales increase, inventory increases too. With the help of Demand Solutions DSX, the opposite has been true for us. To reduce inventory by 1% while handling a 14% increase in sales over 4 years makes a tremendous difference to our bottom line" ~ Wally Dicks, VP Supply Chain Management.
The Situation: Managing rapid growth combined with a 20% yearly turnover of products in Excel resulted in Newfoundland Labrador Liquor Corporation (NLC) incurring increased inventory carrying costs.
Challenges: NLC purchases supplies and products from more than 20 countries. Being geographically isolated and island-based, it relies on ocean freight which means long lead times and excess inventory.
The Solution: With Demand Solutions DSX, NLC has increased inventory turns by 6.5%, improved service levels by 2% and reduced its overall inventory by 1%.