New Alliance To Offer Expanded Supply Chain Services

Bigston Corp., DSC Logistics and SSI to create one team providing solutions to consumer electronics companies

Bigston Corp., DSC Logistics and SSI to create one team providing solutions to consumer electronics companies

Elk Grove Village, IL — May 19, 2004 — Bigston Corp. USA, a refurbishing and manufacturing services provider for the consumer electronics industry, DSC Logistics, a supply chain management company, and SSI, an electronics recycling and reverse supply chain service provider, this week announced an alliance to bring one solution to consumer electronics companies in need of supply chain management.

Each of the three contributors said they would bring a particular area of expertise to various aspects of the logistics process. Together they will partner to solve the supply chain needs of their clients by offering a broader range of service to electronics manufacturers.

"As the premier name in the refurbishing of consumer electronics, Bigston is pleased to partner with DSC and SSI to enhance our services to clients," said Paul Ohmae, president Bigston Corp. USA.

According to Ann Drake, CEO, DSC Logistics, "There is no doubt that by working together DSC, Bigston and SSI can bring a new level of expertise to our customers."

Jade Lee, executive vice president of SSI added, "SSI is pleased to work with Bigston and DSC and welcomes the opportunity to utilize our expertise in recycling to benefit our mutual customers."

Bringing a range of logistics operations and expertise to the collaboration, DSC Logistics' services include warehousing, transportation, fulfillment, supply chain analysis and design, and management of the supply chain process.

For more than 30 years, Bigston Corp. has serviced many companies in the consumer electronics industry, providing inspection, product renewal, repackaging and factory service to clients.

SSI helps clients divert over 20 million pounds of materials annually from landfills by performing material recovery tasks.

Working together, these companies will provide customers with strategic analysis of supply chain needs, development and management of supply chains, refurbishing and repackaging of products, disposal of end-of-life products and all related transportation and warehousing services.