Optimised inventory with Smart Supply and Solar Plus

Our new inventory solution is extremely effective. With Solar’s help, we structured our inventory to ensure that we always have the right products in stock, which is a crucial time-saver

EL:CON, Denmark

EL:CON is a Danish electrical installation contractor founded in Aarhus. The company has more than 800 employees across Denmark.

A well-organised stockroom means that EL:CON, a Danish electrical installation contractor, avoids having to commit unnecessary resources. With Solar Smart Supply, EL:CON’s stockroom has an inventory at their disposal that is always stocked with the right products, including those from Solar Plus.

When EL:CON in the town of Fredericia in Denmark, grew out of their premises, they built a new, larger and upgraded unit on the same site.

For the new storage facility, they decided to install Solar Smart Supply, which has provided them with a better overview and resulted in substantial savings.

"Our new inventory solution is extremely effective. With Solar’s help, we structured our inventory to ensure that we always have the right products in stock, which is a crucial time-saver," explains EL:CON’s unit manager.

Prior to the change, EL:CON wasted a great deal of time in the stockroom searching for products which turned out to be out of stock.

"Basically, we were wasting time on product searches - time that we can now spend on serving our customers more efficiently," explains the unit manager.

Availability makes Solar Plus the obvious choice

The new storage facility in Fredericia comprises crates of various electrical installation products labelled with the relevant data. A Solar employee handles restocking, which means the business is never short of key products and components.

"The Solar Smart Supply concept structures inventory so that products are always in the correct crates and assigned to the same place on the rack. We assist in organising the storage facility, ensure that the crates are correctly labelled, and help with restocking," says Jesper Grøning Andersen, Customer Logistics Manager at Solar.

Around half the products in the inventory are from Solar Plus because they are always available and can be restocked immediately, Jesper Grøning Andersen points out.

"An industrial customer may have an urgent need for a certain product in the event of a breakdown, so it’s of critical importance that EL:CON always has the required item in stock. Naturally, Solar Plus’ competitive pricing is also an important factor.”

With a better overview, the EL:CON inventory team no longer need to spend time ordering items and restocking as this is now handled by Solar. It also minimises inventory write-offs as fewer items are destroyed, lost, scratched, become outdated or otherwise lose value.

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