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Strike the right balance between working capital, operating costs and optimal service level

DSV offers key customers a periodical assessment and benchmark of inventory and order management KPIs, with three objectives:

1. Increase stock rotation

Planning that is based on incorrect data can lead to inventory levels being unnecessarily high. By optimising your inventory data, a DSV inventory scan gives an increase in stock rotation by 30% on average, with a corresponding reduction in working capital.

2. Improve inbound cost efficiency

 

The DSV principle of order management by exception instead of firefighting, combined with our inventory scenario analysis, cuts your inbound rush orders by half. That represents a 50% reduction in express transport costs and will enable your team to focus on the overall order management process rather than on individual cases.

3. Optimise stock availability

Nothing is as bad as losing a customer due to poor service, such as through late or incomplete orders. DSV’s approach to inventory management includes capturing the desired service levels into the re-order and stock levels per stock keeping unit (SKU). The inventory scan typically results in a 25% reduction of ‘Out of Stock’ incidents.

Besides DSV’s WMS data, additional, more in-depth inventory data is required to analyse your stock and order management efficiency. This includes SKU data on:

  • Lead time
  • Economical order quantity
  • Service level
  • Open purchase orders
  • Supplier number
  • Open sales orders
  • Minimal order quantity
  • Unit price
  • Incremental order quantity

 

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Stock optimisation because the right stock at the right location means more profit

We offer you a periodical assessment and benchmark of inventory and order management KPIs to assess the health of your inventory

The DSV Inventory Scan is an in-depth diagnostic tool to assess your inventory position and identify improvement opportunities. Effective inventory management is about finding the optimal balance between minimizing inventory while maintaining customer service and satisfaction.

The DSV Inventory Scan measures your inventory performance by considering gold-standard inventory indicators such as safety stock, cycle stock, excess stock, shortfall stock, out of stock incidents and many more. It is a quick, detailed assessment that helps you make the most of your inventory. Our inventory optimisation specialists will analyse your data and make recommendations, which could:

Increase stock rotation We identify opportunities to increase stock rotation by 30% on average, with a corresponding reduction in working capital. 
 Improve inbound cost efficiency Our principle of order management by exception instead of firefighting, combined with our inventory scenario analysis, finds opportunities to cut your inbound rush orders by half. This could cut express transport costs by 50% and help you focus on the order management process not individual cases.
 Optimise stock availability The inventory scan typically results in a potential 25% reduction of ‘Out of Stock’ incidents, helping you keep your customers satisfied.

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