Rubber Meets the Road When It Comes to Better Inventory Performance

Marietta, GA – November 17th, 2015

Through a longstanding commitment to exceeding customer expectations, Bauer Built, Inc. has become one of the largest commercial tire dealers and retread manufacturers in the United States. Originally founded as an oil delivery service in 1944, Bauer Built has steadily developed into a top provider of commercial, fleet, and retail tire and wheel reconditioning products and services. Today, Bauer Built employs over 500 people across seven states of the upper Midwest.  In its tire division, Bauer Built has 30 tire centers, 3 mobile sites, 7 retread manufacturing plants, 3 rim and wheel reconditioning plants, and 11 wholesale distribution centers.

To ensure that this growing company has the products in stock that their customers want to buy, and to improve internal efficiencies, Bauer Builthas implemented the inventory forecasting software from Thrive Technologies. This industry leading software makes it possible for Bauer Built Tire to automate their inventory planning process while drastically improving the company’s ability to maintain optimal inventory for their customers.

Mike Weber, VP Operations of Bauer Built,  likes the reporting and analytics that Thrive inventory forecasting software provides.  Weber states “I like the way we can establish our goals in the system, and then monitor the results.  I believe Thrive’s software will allow us to become much more proactive in terms of where and how much inventory we keep at our different locations.”

Thrive Technologies is a cloud-based, SaaS (Software as a Service) provider.  They operate on a secure private cloud and can interface with all ERP systems, regardless of platform (Windows Server, Linux, iSeries, etc.) including Epicor Eclipse, Prophet21, Infor SXe and homegrown systems.  Thrive increases inventory profitability for wholesalers and master distributors in industries such as automotive parts, pipes / valves / fittings (PVF), HVAC, electrical, industrial supplies, consumer goods, plumbing, building supplies, and liquor / wines.  Clients include Matco-Norca, LDR Industries, HBC Hardware, General Air Service, Virginia ABC Stores, and Chiquita Brands.

Thrive Technologies increases inventory profitability for SKU intensive companies with its award winning cloud based demand forecasting, inventory replenishment, and inventory optimization software and services. Thrive’s systems provide industry leading accuracy of projected demand at the SKU and aggregate levels.  Thrive’s clients gain precise control over inventory levels with an automated alignment to strategic supply chain goals.  For more information, please visit Thrive Technologies at