Distribution companies that sell to large store (‘big box’) retailers like Home Depot, Menards, Walmart often struggle to manage inventory profitably for these large customers. Expectations from the customer are that the inventory will be available whenever the customer needs it. Because of the amount of volume these customers create, distribution companies are often obligated by contract to maintain high ‘service levels’ or in-stock percentages, but have very little in terms of automated systems to support this compliance.
One example of a specific challenge that distributors face is when a big box retailer wants to discontinue an item for a market region, or introduce a new item to a different region.
Starting with a single small data center in Overland Park, Kansas, QTS has grown exponentially to become one of the largest and most successful national data center providers. In less than ten years, the company has established a leadership position in this growing industry by amassing a coast-to-coast portfolio of 10 data centers encompassing over 3.8 million square feet.
Thrive is hosting its server operations at QTS’s 370,000 square foot Suwanee datacenter which is home to some of QTS’s largest clients. The datacenter features 140,200 sq. ft. of 48" raised floor cooled by over 200 thirty ton Lieberts.
“Congratulations to Thrive Technologies on making SupplyChainBrain's select list of 2014 Great Supply Chain Partners! Now in its 12th year, our prestigious list of 100 Great Supply Chain Partners highlights a select list of companies whose solutions and services have been so impressive, that their customers took the time to write and let us know. SupplyChainBrain received nominations for hundreds of solutions providers in every aspect of supply chain management during our six-month on-line poll. Thrive Technologies will appear in the 2014 July/August issue of SupplyChainBrain magazine as a celebrated member of this year’s 100 Great elite crew,” announced Brad Berger, Publisher, SupplyChainBrain.
Thrive Technologies, Inc., announces today that the publication Supply & Demand Chain Executive has awarded the company with inclusion into its "Top 100 Great Supply Chain Projects" for the second year in a row. The 2014 Supply & Demand Chain Executive 100 are supply chain solution and service providers that are helping their customers and clients achieve supply chain excellence. They have produced measurable gains in ROI through cost-cutting, and increased efficiency, whether in warehouse, transportation, procurement sourcing or any other category in the end-to-end supply chain.
The SDCE Top 100 is a prestigious list of supply chain solution providers, consultants, and other organizations recognized for leading the way in transforming companies’ supply and demand chains.
Thrive Technologies is proud to announce that LDR Industries, the leading supplier of high quality kitchen, bath, plumbing and related products to the home improvement industry, has selected Thrive’s system for inventory forecasting and inventory replenishment.
Thrive Technologies provides award winning cloud based inventory demand forecasting, inventory replenishment, and inventory optimization software for distribution intensive organizations. Thrive's software typically reduces distribution inventory by at least 15% within the first year and improves fill rates by up to 5% or more.