Datalliance Discusses Benefits of Vendor Managed Inventory at

Datalliance Discusses Benefits of Vendor Managed Inventory at 2012
EPTDA Annual Convention 
Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) Is an Important Topic in Session on
"Improving Distributor Performance" 
CINCINNATI, OH -- (Marketwire) -- 11/29/12 --  Datalliance, the
world's largest independent provider of Vendor Managed Inventory
services, shared the benefits of VMI at the European Power
Transmission Distributors Association (EPTDA) convention held 26-28
September 2012 in Lisbon, Portugal. Datalliance CEO and President,
Carl Hall, and Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Bob Jennings,
participated by sharing their perspectives during the session titled
"Improving Distributor Performance." This session focused on how VMI
helps distributors improve service levels, increase inventory turns,
reduce costs and strengthen supplier relationships. 
"We thank Datalliance for the active role they have been playing with
EPTDA," said Hans Hanegreefs, EPTDA Executive Vice President. "VMI is
a business practice being adopted by a growing number of industrial
product suppliers and distributors in Europe. Datalliance is helping
educate our membership on how it works and the advantages it provides
to both parties." 
Participation in the EPTDA convention is one of the many activities
Datalliance has been performing as part of the company's program to
expand operations into Europe. This year, Datalliance has expanded
its Customer Care group to support all major European languages, and
opened its European headquarters in Brussels, Belgium. Globally,
Datalliance has experienced a 26% growth rate per year over the past
seven years and today supports over 13,000 customer sites, 17 million
SKU's, and $14 billion in VMI transactions.  
Carl Hall, Datalliance CEO & President, recently stated, "We are
seeing considerable interest from large companies in establishing a
consistent platform for VMI on a global basis. We are positioning
Datalliance to be the obvious choice for companies headquartered in
Europe, just as we have done within North America." 
In addition to Datalliance's customer base in North America,
Datalliance VMI is used by manufacturers in both industrial and
consumer products in 49 locations and 15 countries within Europe.
Overall, Datalliance is used by manufacturers t
o manage inventory
locations in 41 countries world-wide, including locations in South
America, Asia, and Australia in addition to North America and Europe.
Many Datalliance customers are global leaders within their
industries, including the US operations of a number of European
headquartered companies such as Philips, Schneider Electric, Siemens,
and SKF. 
About Datalliance
 Datalliance is a leading provider of collaborative
commerce services, and the world's largest independent VMI service
provider. Delivered via the Internet as 'Software as a Service'
(SaaS), 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  
Brian Lindner
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