Wiha reduces stock levels by over 10% using nVentic’s Inventory Evaluation


Wiha, manufacturer of hand tools for professional use in trade and industry, has partnered with nVentic, the inventory optimisation specialists, to optimise its inventory management capabilities.

Following the implementation of nVentic’s technology and its advisory support, Wiha reduced its stock levels by more than 10% in just one year, by identifying obsolete and excess stock, while improving service levels to its customers.

nVentic carried out a full analysis of Wiha’s inventory data at the beginning of 2023 using its proprietary technology, nVstocks Inventory Evaluation, and detected a total reduction potential of more than 30%. nVentic applied high service levels to the optimization calculations, empowering Wiha to ensure it maintained optimal stock levels throughout the year.

Stefan Hildbrand, Head of Order Fulfilment at Wiha, commented: “Due to the external influences on the global supply market in 2021, Wiha started to increase the ‘usual’ stock level to avoid shortages. In the following year and a half, we continued to increase stock by more than 25% in value. nVentic’s technology allowed us to significantly reduce levels of unnecessary inventory while maintaining optimal stock levels. This has made a significant impact, and we look forward to continuing our partnership with nVentic.”

Manuel Wehrle, Chief Operating Officer at Wiha, added: “nVentic’s Inventory Evaluation is a great enhancement to our inventory management capabilities, allowing us to ensure availability of product for our customers while reducing excesses.”

Matthew Bardell, Managing Director at nVentic, commented: “As a manufacturer committed to providing its customers with high service levels, Wiha understands that inventory optimisation is not the same as crude inventory reduction. Wiha is one of the most advanced companies that we have come across in terms of their understanding of the complexities involved in true inventory optimisation and we are very happy to be able to support them with our analytical tools. We look forward to continuing our partnership in 2024.”

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