Thrive Welcomes Williams Distributing, a powerhouse distributor of heating & cooling, kitchen and bath products


Thrive Technologies is happy to welcome Williams Distributing as a client of our Inventory Optimization System. Williams is a full-service distributor to dealers, builders, contractors, interior designers, and architects offering an unparalleled inventory of in-stock products for the heating & cooling, kitchen & bath, plumbing, hearth and garage door markets. Williams stands out by providing the best pricing, inventory and delivery time in the Michigan, Indiana, and Ohio region.

Williams is continually striving to provide the best service and support to their customers. Recently they recognized that they needed to improve their inventory performance to cut back on lost sales, reduce the number of inventory transfers while being more efficient and reducing excess inventory overall.

Williams chose Thrive’s inventory optimization system to better serve their customers and improve their inventory performance while still seamlessly interfacing with their existing ERP system. Jeff Beaton, Williams Executive Vice President states "To date Thrive’s inventory optimization system has helped Williams cut lost sales by 25%, reduced the number of daily transfers by over 50%, and reduced inventory by a week’s supply. So far, Williams has added over $2 million dollars in revenue and increased inventory efficiency."

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, Keystone Automotive, 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