Encompass Upgrades Inventory Planning and Reverse Logistics Systems to Accommodate New Business

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| Source: Encompass Supply Chain Solutions, Inc.

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga., Oct. 28, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Encompass Supply Chain Solutions, Inc., a leading provider of forward and reverse logistics for a diverse range of finished goods and replacement parts, today announced it will be implementing both the Valogix® Inventory Planner and BacTracs Reverse Logistics Management System to support expanded business. 

The Valogix Inventory Planner forecasts, plans and determines the optimal stocking quantity of inventory items. The solution automatically selects a forecast method that best fits individual inventory items. It combines forecasting with planned demand such as scheduled maintenance and customer orders, and automatically accounts for unique factors such as seasonal requirements if necessary. As an advanced solution, Valogix helps decide which items to stock and which items are obsolete or inactive.

“One of the greatest features of Valogix is reducing our risk of excess and obsolete inventory, while still maintaining optimal service levels for our customers,” said Encompass CFO Lanier Bivings. “As we continue to bring in major new business – particularly parts supply chain management programs for global manufacturers – it is critical that our purchasing systems are able to scale accordingly.”

BacTracs is a web-based solution developed by Andlor Logistics Systems that manages all aspects of the returns process from creating Returned Material Authorizations (RMAs) and receiving in goods to tracking testing and repairs and outbound shipping. BacTracs provides real-time service updates via web services integration throughout the RMA and repair process. 

Encompass Senior Vice President of Operations Scott Cameron said BacTracs should help significantly improve the company’s ability to serve both existing and new reverse logistics clients.

“With BacTracs, we will be able to both expand our customer base and offer additional services to current clients,” said Cameron.

Encompass President and CEO Robert Coolidge said the company is committed to continually upgrading its systems to provide superior service.

“We are always evaluating our operations and seeking ways to leverage the latest technology to improve our processes and serve our valued customers,” said Coolidge. “With Valogix, Encompass can dramatically improve our forecasting and procurement, while BacTracs will help us increase our reverse logistics capabilities.”

About Valogix
Valogix is one of the leading inventory planning and true optimization solutions for small and mid-size businesses. With over 27 years developing inventory optimization solutions, Valogix has thousands of users in over 42 countries receiving dramatic savings and productivity gains every day. The new web-based solutions are powerful, yet easy to use and can be implemented as best fits a company’s needs. Valogix™ is located in Saratoga Springs, New York and over 150 reselling partner representatives covering North America, Central and Latin America, Europe, and the Asia/Pacific region. Visit Valogix www.valogix.com. The software was provided by Netsirk Technologies Inc. Visit www.netsirktechnologies.com.

About Andlor
Andlor Logistics Systems builds software systems for Warehouse Supply Chain Industries. The staff at Andlor has successfully implemented software systems in the Logistics Industry for over 30 years. Andlor has experienced development, marketing, support staff, and excellent references. Andlor has an exceptional track record in the support of clients. Given the requirements of the market place and the demands placed upon the Logistics Industry, the support received from Andlor is of utmost importance – this is our focal point. The ongoing satisfaction of Andlor clients is the primary objective. Our offices are located in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

About Encompass Supply Chain Solutions, Inc.
Encompass is a market leader in forward and reverse supply chain management and high-tech repair services for a diverse and expanding range of consumer electronics, computer, major appliance and imaging products. Encompass provides end-to-end solutions for OEMs, retailers, independent dealers and third-party administrators.

Encompass manages all stages of the product lifecycle, including finished goods and replacement parts logistics, board repair and product refurbishment services, returns management, asset value recovery and eco-friendly disposal. For more information, please visit encompass.com and encompassparts.com and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Kristin Hurst
Director of Marketing
Ph: 954.474.0325
khurst@encompass.com