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Datalliance announced Apollo Valves (Conbraco Industries) as its newest partner in the plumbing wholesale channel. Apollo has started the implementation of their Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) program having selected Datalliance and their cloud-based platform to support proactive replenishment of Apollo products at wholesale locations.
"Apollo recognizes the important advantages we can provide our wholesalers through this proven value-added service. It also aligns with our values of doing the right thing to help our customers fulfill their service goals to the end-users of our products," said Glenn Mosack, President & CEO at Apollo Valves. "Through our VMI initiative, we look forward to a deeper level of collaboration with wholesalers that will further enhance the service levels that our mutual end customers have come to expect from the Apollo name. The proven benefits of a Datalliance VMI program will also help us as we continually work to streamline our supply chain capabilities and optimize the business objectives of our customers."
"Launching this service-focused program with the support of Datalliance is very exciting for Apollo Valves," added Brian Ragone, Senior Vice President Sales & Marketing at Apollo Valves. "It was important for us to see that the Datalliance VMI program is not only recognized in our channel, but is also preferred by many of our wholesale partners. Much like VMI is the right thing to do, Datalliance is the right way to do it. Their experience gives us confidence the program we offer will be best-in-class and in-line with the expectations our customers have when they work with Apollo Valves."
Kevin Lane, Datalliance Business Director for Plumbing, said, "Gaining the trust of Apollo Valves to support their VMI program is a great honor. Including them in our growing community of VMI partnerships in the plumbing channel further proves the VMI process as a best practice. I'm excited to work with Glenn, Brian and their team to fulfill their goals, as well as the goals for the many wholesalers who demonstrated interest for VMI with Apollo. I'm glad Apollo took the time to hear from their customers and to recognize the mutual benefits a VMI process with Datalliance will deliver."