KeHe Takes Fresh Approach To Inventory By Implementing Manhattan Active Inventory Demand Forecasting And Replenishment
KeHE Distributors has 70 years of experience in wholesale food distribution. With more than 5,500 employees and 16 distribution centers (DCs), the company’s supply chain is constantly evolving. KeHE’s natural and organic, specialty and fresh brands are dispersed across 30,000 retail locations, as well as online.
To support growing customer needs, KeHE implemented Manhattan Demand Forecasting and Replenishment in all 16 DCs. As a result, these locations have seen significant service level improvement, as well as a 5% inventory reduction and 5% reduction in spoilage.
KeHE’s previous inventory management solution didn’t allow them to support the growth of their customers’ needs. The food distributor required an advanced solution that would provide a deeper understanding of customers’ needs to enable better service.
Manhattan Demand Forecasting and Replenishment was implemented to help KeHE improve customer service, optimize inventory levels and create more efficient forecasting and replenishment capabilities.
PROGRESS & RESULT
Forecast management inventory optimization solutions were implemented in all 16 DCs. Those locations saw a significant service level improvement, as well as a 5% inventory reduction and 5% reduction in spoilage.