Case Study


Implementation of a stock control team.


Implementation of a stock control team for Morrisons.

As part of Kiddicare’s growth plans, Morrisons had acquired a number of large out-of-town stores from Best Buy’s unsuccessful attempt to enter the UK market. This required a new B&M structure and the development of additional processes to manage the resulting ‘omni-channel’ business.

Morrisons engaged Javelin Group to help the Kiddicare management to define and implement a stock control team and processes including:

  • Identifying the changes required to move from an ecommerce business to one with 10 physical stores, a 3rd party distribution centre and new product ranges/sources of supply.
  • Defining the stock control team and roles, and performance KPIs.
  • Defining the new stock management processes including merchandise and range planning, store space management, supplier management, product data enhancement and data quality management.

This was a focused piece of work which Javelin Group were able to complete quickly and efficiently, as part of putting in place the infrastructure for Kiddicare’s next phase of growth.
Grant Henley, Business Development Director, Wm Morrison Supermarkets plc.

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Will Treasure runs our Operations strategy practice. He has designed and implemented operational solutions over the last 18 years for more than 80 retailers, brands and B2Bs including Tesco, Boohoo, Delhaize, de Bijenkorf, Waitrose, Bestseller and Iceland. Prior to Javelin Group, Will built and ran Iceland Group’s home delivery service, growing a business from start-up to £160m annual sales in 12 months. Will graduated from Oxford with a starred first in Engineering, Economics and Management.