FILLRATE100 has one goal: automate replenishing of inventories so availability is maximum with minimum investment.

                                      There are decisions that companies must make to respond dynamically to changes out of the scope of FILLRATE100.

                                      FILLRATE100 helps managing depth of inventory of items already decided to be held at certain locations.

                                      FILLRATE100 will not do anything of the following:

                                      • Introduction of new SKUs at a certain location.

                                      • Deactivation of an SKU.

                                      • Decision of range or portfolio.

                                      • How to organize the exhibition.

                                      • Decision of different location within a warehouse (what WMS are for among other things).

                                      • Keep track of expiration dates.

                                      However, through some analysis, FILLRATE100 can help you decide on some of the above. At Goldfish, we are continuously developing new ways to help our customers in the quest of better performance.

                                      FILLRATE100 will automatically reduce buffer when the item is being sold slower than the buffer is supporting. When buffer adjustments are reduction from 1 unit to 1 unit, it is a clear indication that the item is not selling so it is better to discontinue it. (FILLRATE100 will never set zero to a buffer).

                                      In Historical data -> Buffers adjustment history, the filter 'To discontinue' shows all items that are good candidates to eliminate from that location.

                                      Replenishing with a fixed frequency is key to stabilize flow and hence stabilize inventory. In Tools you will find 'Frequency Check (beta)' to do an analysis of how good actual frquency adjusts to planned frequency.

                                      It is a beta version because the only certainty so far is when no replenishment was done and when replenishment was done in excess. These two are the only performance values so far, for the rest of cases, we are working on deducing better information.

                                      For now, 'replenishing in excess' is a good focusing tool to detect deviations.

                                      Replenishment orders are Production Orders and Purchase Orders. FILLRATE100 allows to import any of these to help teams to make decisions.
                                      These orders have the same color as the corresponding SKU at the location which is the destination when the order is completed.
                                      Some considerations regarding these orders:

                                      1) For Production Orders or Work Orders in a plant, this screen is especially useful to communicate to all collaborators the priority and the best sequence to process the orders. Without this simple priority system, many plants suffer from frequent changes, where capacity is wasted and service also suffers.

                                      2) For Purchase Orders, if uploaded, the team can see what suppliers to reach out to avoid possible stock outs.

                                      3) The total quantity in Replenishment Orders for an SKU-location is what you should put in transit. FILLRATE100 does automatically calculate this, adding up all the replenishment orders per SKU-location. And besides, you can upload transit for all locations without a work order or a purchase order. These two set of data are uploaded independently so transit will add up both. Therefore, if you upload replenishment orders, do not include those quantities in transit when importing data.

                                      You can see how to upload the data and how to use it to make decisions in the following video: