CINCINNATI, OH--(Marketwire - Jan 29, 2013) - Datalliance announced today that Legrand, North America has selected the Datalliance Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) program for its Wiremold® product line. The Wiremold line is the industry's widest range of end-to-end wire and cable management pathway solutions. Wiremold products work together seamlessly to bring power and communications from point A to point B, in both residential and commercial applications.
"We see Vendor Managed Inventory as an avenue to help strengthen and build our distributor relationships. The VMI process will aim to help grow mutual sales and take cost out of the supply chain for both our customers and Legrand," said Brian DiBella, Vice President and General Manager for the Wiremold range at, Legrand. "VMI allows us to work more closely with key customers to create a financial value stream; carefully collaborating on product life cycle issues and new product introductions. As the clear leader our category, we selected Datalliance VMI as the foundation for our VMI program. Datalliance's service model was a strong reason for our decision; our distributor base strongly recommended them and it allows for long term expansion across other Legrand businesses."
According to Tom Hoar, Director of Sales at Datalliance, "We're thrilled to have the Wiremold line as part of our continually expanding electrical VMI community. The Legrand leadership team will be fun to work with and we look forward to supporting them on this critical initiative. Working with over 160 electrical distributors across the globe, Datalliance has 'tried and true' processes around implementation and startup that will enable a smooth start-up to quickly and cost-effectively allow us to see performance results in the near term. Our electrical manufacturer partners continue to drive financial success from the VMI process. Because of this VMI has become the way leading electrical manufacturers choose to do business with their electrical distributor partners."
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.
Legrand is the global specialist in electrical and digital building infrastructures. Its comprehensive offering of solutions for use in commercial, industrial and residential markets makes it a benchmark for customers worldwide. Innovation for a steady flow of new products with high added value and acquisitions are prime vectors for growth. Legrand reported sales of $5.8 billion in 2011. Legrand has a strong presence in the North American market, with a portfolio of well-known product lines that include Cablofil, Electrorack, Middle Atlantic, On-Q, Ortronics, Pass & Seymour, Vantage, Watt Stopper and Wiremold. The company is listed on NYSE Euronext and is a component stock of indexes including the CAC40, FTSE4Good, MSCI World, ASPI and DJSI (ISIN code FR0010307819). www.legrand.us