Case Studies

Challenges in Forecasting and
Inventory Management

 

Shiriro Singapore

 

In Jun 2010, the company experienced an overstock situation for 38% of the Lindt Chocolate SKUs running close to 3.5 weeks of stocks that are 6 weeks left to product expiry and thus no longer accepted by most retailers. The only way to dispose these SKUs is to do a price markdown by 70% via the distributor channel resulting in huge erosion of profit margins.
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Set Up Asia Pacific Logistic Hub

LEGO Group

The plan is to set up a logistics hub in Shanghai Free Trade Zone to enable the distribution of products from the factory in China to Asia Pacific markets, including China market. To do this, a Request For Quotation (RFQ) exercise was conducted and a 3rd Party Logistics (3PL) provider was selected to partner LEGO to plan and implement the Asia Pacific Logistics Hub.

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Inventory Optimization Project

 

LEGO Group

 

Post launch of the Asia Pacific Logistics hub presents opportunities to improve the supply chain network within Asia Pacific and China. The shorter lead times from the Asia Pacific hub to markets allows for a lower inventory holding at logistics hub and local distribution centres, and a higher service level to local markets in Asia Pacific and China.

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Set Up E-Commerce Operations

 

Amazon Singapore

 

The task is to set up E-Commerce fulfillment operations in Singapore to support Amazon Country Launch. The scope and deliverables include:

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E-Commerce Operations Improvement

 

Amazon Singapore

 

Post launch, the immediate task is to focus on productivity gains in both fulfillment centre operations and delivery operations. A master plan of efficiency improvement actions were put in place.

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