Focused on enhancing its stock management processes, GPH currently uses Epicor’s BisTrack ERP to manage and replenish stock levels. With EazyStock connected, staff will reportedly now be able to fully optimise stock levels to achieve improved levels of product availability.
EazyStock takes a daily feed of ERP data and automates critical yet manual inventory management tasks. These include demand forecasting, stock classification and calculating reordering parameters, such as reorder points, reorder quantities and safety stock levels.
Using EazyStock, GPH aims to maximise product availability, in line with the company’s commitment to offer a best-in-class service to their customers. By delivering in full, first time, more of the time, it hopes to improve operational efficiency.
Grant Shewan, Managing Director for GPH Builders Merchants, said: “EazyStock provides stock optimisation, rather than just replacing stock when it sells. This will improve our competitiveness with greater stock availability, reduce inventory investment with lower stock levels and increase efficiency with automated processes.”
By reducing the volume of slow-moving inventory items, GPH will also be able to lower overall stock levels and release cashflow, whilst saving time when purchasing, thus improving operational efficiency.
Grant continued: “EazyStock has smart functionality that most ERPs lack, such as the ability to forecast for seasonality, promotions and new stock items. It can also deal with items with spike sales or intermittent sales. We hope this new software will save us valuable time creating orders and help us to navigate the challenges presented as demand ebbs and flows in the future.”
Peter Drakeley, Head of Customer Success at EazyStock explained: “GPH Builders Merchants aims to maximise the customer service levels and sales by upping stock availability targets. EazyStock will achieve this using its powerful algorithms to dynamically generate optimised order recommendations. We look forward to a great partnership.”