CINCINNATI, OH--(Marketwire - January 7, 2010) - Datalliance, the leading independent supplier of Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) services, will be presenting "Vendor Managed Inventory -- Proven Technology Changing the Game in Industrial Distribution" at the 2010 Bearing Specialists Association Winter Meeting to be held January 17-19 in Tampa, Florida. This session will be presented during the Information Technology and Supply Chain committee meeting at 1:00 p.m. on January 18. Max Buchanan, Director of Sales - Automotive, Heavy Duty & Industrial at Datalliance, will be the presenter for this session.

This Session will discuss how Vendor Managed Inventory changes the way distributors do business with key suppliers to further improve supply chain efficiencies. Attendees will learn how this collaborative approach strengthens business partnerships and truly delivers value for both parties. Buchanan will present the commercial evolution of VMI and showcase results from the bearing industry and others that document why recognized industry leaders have embraced Vendor Managed Inventory. As the industry prepares for a rebound, this presentation will show how working collaboratively can help suppliers and distributors execute a strategy to maintain service to commercial customers with less inventory and lower administrative.

In his current position, Buchanan is responsible for working with 25+ suppliers and hundreds of distributors to help them understand the business value of Vendor Managed Inventory, determine which of their trading partners are most appropriate for a VMI relationship, and work with them to deliver the VMI benefits of improved inventory efficiency, reduced administrative costs and improved customer service. Buchanan has been a frequent presenter/panelist at various industry events over the past several years.

About Datalliance

Datalliance is a leading provider of collaborative commerce services, and the world's largest independent VMI service provider. Delivered via the Internet using the 'Software as a Service' (SaaS) model, Datalliance solutions make it easy for suppliers and their customers to establish sales and inventory management relationships that fully align business objectives, improve collaboration, and streamline supply chain operations. Datalliance manages billions of dollars in orders, millions of SKUs, and thousands of locations for leading Fortune 1000 companies in a number of industries. For more information about Datalliance, visit

Contact Information: Contact: Brian Lindner Datalliance 513-791-7272