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May 8, 2012

B&Q deploys SAP Forecasting and Replenishment application

B&Q expects to see increased efficiency in its supply chain as manual processes are replaced with automated processes

By CBR Staff Writer

UK based home improvement retailing company B&Q has deployed SAP Forecasting and Replenishment application as part of "Project CLOVER" business transformation programme to improve its supply chain.

Implementing SAP Forecasting and Replenishment, B&Q expects savings across stock reduction, increase profit from enhanced product availability and cost savings in logistics through enhanced forecasting and planning.

The retailing company also expects to see increased efficiency in its supply chain as manual processes are replaced with automated processes.

Stock quantities and phasing will match each individual stores sales patterns and the platform will allow collaborative relationships and planning with suppliers throughout the supply chain.

B&Q project executive Suren Sornalingam said stock availability is at the heart of everything B&Q does, so it needs to have the efficient processes.

"Project CLOVER was so much more than a technical implementation – it was a fundamental change in our business journey. We had to ensure everything was planned appropriately and effectively rolled out to our workforce of 32,000," said Sornalingam.

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