Before they commissioned us to create this system, the collection of data for the annual stock count audit was a full-time, year-round task, and the stock count itself happened over several weeks. The first year that we ran our new system, the auditing time was reduced to three months, with a stock count window of one week.
Now, thanks to an ongoing process of incremental improvement, the collection of data for the audit takes around a month, with a stock count window of two days.
The initial investment in the system was returned many times over thanks to reduced staff time on the audit process, and the large number of vehicles recovered by our software and repatriated into the VW Group system.
“I would like to say a big thank you for the huge amount of patience that you had with me! Things have not always been the easiest to explain, but you've always managed to deliver whatever we've needed. The stock count system worked extremely well this year and I'm really pleased with what we have”
Wendy Fowlis, Internal controller Volkswagen Group UK