Datalliance, the world's largest independent Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) service provider, today announced that Belden, Inc. (Belden) has selected the Datalliance VMI platform and service as the foundation for their Vendor Managed Inventory program. Belden is a worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of broadcast, enterprise and industrial connectivity and industrial networking and products for many industries including broadcast, oil & gas, data centers, energy, healthcare, and industrial automation.
"We are committed to providing the industry's best value-added services to our core customers," says Alex Bagwell, Belden VMI program Manager. "We see VMI as a key service to help strengthen our relationships with our distributor partners. VMI will help us streamline the replenishment process to ensure consistent product availability, increase mutual sales and reduce inventory management costs. We selected Datalliance because of their leadership position in the electrical industry and their proven ability to get VMI relationships up and running quickly."
Tom Hoar, Director of Sales at Datalliance, said, "We are excited to add Belden to our electrical industry VMI community. Belden has a clear understanding of the value VMI brings to both them and their distributor partners, and we look forward to supporting them on this important initiative. The broad adoption of the vendor managed inventory process in the electrical industry has been driven by the mutual benefits both distributors and manufacturers are achieving. And because we already work with a high percentage of the industry's leading distributors and suppliers, we are in a position to help implement new VMI relationships in much less time than it might otherwise take."
Datalliance 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 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.