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Datalliance today announced that The IPEX Group of Companies, manufacturers of one of the world's most diverse lines of integrated thermoplastic piping systems, has selected the Datalliance Vendor Managed Inventory (http://www.datalliance.com/whatisvmi.html) service to serve as the foundation technology for the company's Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) program. The IPEX Group will initially implement Datalliance VMI with one its key distributor partners, Gerrie Electric. Datalliance is the world's leading independent provider of Vendor Managed Inventory and related solutions -- managing over 13 million SKU's at 28,000 locations every day.
George Manolakos, Director of IT for The IPEX Group of Companies, commented, "Datalliance VMI is a proven solution in the industry. We have known Datalliance for several years, so when Gerrie Electric, one of our long term electrical distributors, suggested that we look into VMI, Datalliance was the clear choice. We considered several alternatives including an in-house solution but because of Datalliance's reputation for success in delivering and implementing VMI, the selection was rather obvious. From an IT perspective, the SaaS (software as a service) model employed by Datalliance will allow us to implement VMI quickly and cost-effectively, as well as help us manage costs over the long run."
Jay Fleet, Sales Manager for IPEX Electrical Inc., summarized the potential business benefits for both The IPEX Group of Companies and Gerrie Electric. "As the sales manager responsible for our relationship with Gerrie Electric, I see VMI as a critical component in helping us enhance our relationship with them. The improved collaboration made possible through VMI will help us grow the business for our mutual benefit."
Tom Hoar, Electrical & Plumbing Director of Sales, Datalliance, commented, "The addition of The IPEX Group of Companies to the growing list of Datalliance customers in the electrical and plumbing industries illustrates our commitment and position as the leading provider of Vendor Managed Inventory (http://www.datalliance.com/dvmi.html) for these industries. We look forward to extending our presence in North America and supporting The IPEX Group and Gerrie Electric in their VMI implementation."
About The IPEX Group of CompaniesThe IPEX Group of Companies designs, manufactures and distributes one of the world's most diverse lines of integrated thermoplastic piping systems -- pipe, valves, fittings, auxiliary components and tools -- all engineered from the ground up to handle the full range of today's municipal, industrial, plumbing and electrical commercial and residential applications. With more than 50 years' experience in plastics combined with progressive manufacturing technologies, efficient distribution channels and coast-to-coast customer support has made the IPEX name synonymous with quality, innovation and performance. For more information, visit www.ipexna.com (http://www.ipexna.com/)
About DatallianceDatalliance is a leading provider of collaborative commerce services, and the world's largest independent VMI service provider. Delivered via the Internet using the 'Software as a Service' (SaaS) model, Datalliance solutions make it easy for suppliers and their customers to establish sales and inventory management (http://www.datalliance.com/about.html) relationships that fully align business objectives, improve collaboration, and streamline supply chain operations. Datalliance manages billions of dollars in orders, millions of SKUs, and thousands of locations for leading Fortune 1000 companies in a number of industries. For more information about Datalliance, visit www.datalliance.com (http://www.datalliance.com) .