SOURCE: Datalliance


April 26, 2010 10:11 ET

Oatey Company Selects Datalliance VMI

Oatey to Implement Plumbing Industry Vendor Managed Inventory Program With Key Wholesale Partners

CINCINNATI, OH--(Marketwire - April 26, 2010) -  Datalliance today announced that Oatey Company, a leading manufacturer of products for plumbing professionals and consumers, has selected the Datalliance Vendor Managed Inventory service. Oatey products can be found in residential and commercial applications and have achieved excellent brand name recognition with consumers and wholesalers. 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. 

Oatey places a strong emphasis on customer service and sees VMI as a tool to provide added value to their wholesale partners. Tom O'Flaherty, Senior Vice President Sales, Oatey, explained, "We believe VMI is a positive trend in our industry. We wanted to be well in front of this trend as more and more of our customers become VMI ready. We recognized the mutual value it brings to our relationships as well as the financial benefits for our wholesale partners."

"Oatey chose Datalliance, because the software-as-a-service VMI business model was best for Oatey," continued O'Flaherty. "Their leadership position on VMI in the plumbing segment was critical to our decision process. Datalliance can implement the VMI relationships efficiently so our distributor partners can quickly gain value from the Vendor Managed Inventory process." 

Tom Hoar, Director Plumbing Industry Sales, Datalliance, said, "We welcome Oatey as our latest plumbing industry customer. They are an excellent addition to our existing list of plumbing suppliers and further enhance our VMI leadership position in the plumbing market segment."

About Oatey Company
Since 1916, the Oatey Company has been manufacturing quality products for plumbing professionals and consumers. Oatey's market-leading products include solvent cements for joining plastic pipe and fittings, vent stack roof flashings, solder and flux for joining copper pipe, washing machine outlet boxes, Sure-Vent® air admittance valves, residential and light commercial drains and other related plumbing specialty products. The company is headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, with manufacturing and distribution facilities located throughout the world.

About Datalliance
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

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