Airgas sought advanced supply chain solutions to help rebalance inventory and better match on-hand product with customer demand in its nationwide distribution network. With the support of JDA, the company has reduced overall inventory costs, fine-tuned purchasing and lead times and improved already high customer service levels.
- 21 percent reduction in days-on-hand Inventory (19 percent reduction in the first three years after implementation)
- Increased customer fill rates from 89 percent to nearly 95 percent
- Limited the increase in number of buyers/planners to 13 percent even though the company's revenue grew by nearly 300 percent