CINCINNATI, OH--(Marketwire - Mar 6, 2013) - Datalliance, the world's largest independent VMI service provider, today announced that NTN USA has selected the Datalliance Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) service as the foundation for their Vendor Managed Inventory initiative. One of the largest bearing manufacturers in the world, NTN supplies the most comprehensive range of bearings, constant velocity joints, and other precision industrial and automotive equipment to meet a variety of applications, across a variety of industries. 

"We are continuously looking for ways to work more closely and effectively with our core customers," said Dennis Tanrikulu, VP Aftermarket Sales. "We see Vendor Managed Inventory as a critical technology to help strengthen our relationships with our distributor partners. The VMI process will not only help us streamline our supply chain, but will also help increase our mutual sales and ensure more reliable product availability. We selected Datalliance based on their leadership position in VMI in the Power Transmission (PT) segment. And they came strongly recommended from our key partners in the PT distributor community."

Tom Hoar, Director of Sales at Datalliance, said, "We are very excited to have NTN as part of our continually expanding Power Transmission VMI community. The leadership at NTN is very committed to the VMI process and we look forward to supporting them on this critical initiative. The success of VMI in the Power Transmission market segment is being driven by the mutual business and financial benefits that both distributors and manufacturers are achieving. Add to that Datalliance's proven process which enables companies to quickly and effectively start a VMI initiative; and VMI has rapidly become the preferred process for leading PT manufacturers to do business with their distributor partners."

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

About NTN
NTN is one of the world's largest bearing producers. With manufacturing plants throughout the world, NTN is a leading bearing supplier to both the industrial and automotive markets. Founded in 1918, NTN has long been recognized for the most stringent quality standards in the industry and counts some of the most recognized industrial and automotive brand names as its customers. For more information about NTN, visit

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