Valvoline Picks Alloy for Supply Chain Solutions

Charlie Menchaca
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Source: Path to Purchase Institute

Valvoline, a worldwide supplier of premium branded lubricants and automotive services, is implementing Alloy’s enterprise supply chain solution. 

The announcement comes after Alloy proved to Valvoline that its platform can successfully replace legacy tools while providing substantially better visibility, reporting, analytics and alerting. 

Alloy’s platform can also swiftly scale the capability across retailers and Valvoline Instant Oil Change Centers. 

Alloy will enable Valvoline to strengthen retail partnerships through:

  • connecting daily consumer demand with Valvoline’s supply chain network data 
  • accurately identifying phantom inventory to prevent ongoing lost sales
  • enhancing market-level analysis and best practice sharing across account teams

“Valvoline’s supply chain strategy is to become more and more forward-looking, proactively aligning inventory to future demand, instead of simply reactive to customer orders,” said Craig Moughler, Valvoline chief supply chain officer. “Alloy will be a cornerstone of that strategy because it can project where problems are most likely to occur in the future, at a granular level. Too much of the current reporting washes out the details and hides problems.”

Sophisticated supply chains like Valvoline’s have traditionally been underserved by available solutions, Alloy CEO Joel Beal said.

“By taking an integrated, demand-driven approach to modeling inventory throughout the supply chain network, from production to retail, Alloy is enabling teams to increase efficiency and improve margins in an unpredictable consumer environment,” Beal said.