Reaping the Benefits of Third-party Mission-critical and Reverse Logistics Services

Telecom, high-tech companies look to maintain high inventory accuracy, service levels by tapping joint solution from Choice Logistics, MDSi

Telecom, high-tech companies look to maintain high inventory accuracy, service levels by tapping joint solution from Choice Logistics, MDSi

New York — April 20, 2006 — Combining real-time, same-day inventory control with mission-critical services logistics is reaping significant benefits for leading companies across multiple industries, including telecom, high-tech and data storage, according to two solution and service providers in this space.

Choice Logistics, a provider of mission-critical service logistics and supply chain solutions, and MDSi, a specialist in reverse logistics, refurbished technology and reducing technology expenditures, said that their joint offering is helping companies that must quickly redeploy their existing assets, maximize resale of non-strategic assets and cost-effectively handle disposal of surplus assets.

A top executive with one of the world's leading international communications and information services companies recognizes these services "as a critical component to our ability to exceed the expectations of our global client base." He continued: "Since the implementation of the joint solution offered by Choice Logistics and MDSi, we are not worried about whether our mission-critical orders will arrive on time or if there will be any product issues with purchases that were made through the joint solution. This increased level of comfort gives us the opportunity to focus more closely on our core competencies, helping the company increase production and subsequently revenue."

"We can't think of a more natural partnership than this one with MDSi, pairing mission critical logistics with its critical reverse logistics counterpart," said Michael Katz, CEO of Choice Logistics. "The joint solution drives new and increased savings and revenues for several customers, delivering exceptional service to global end users."

All of the partnership's joint client base are realizing better than 98 percent inventory accuracy, reduced inventory and logistics expenses, as well as notably improved customer service, according to the two service providers.

"We are thrilled to be working with Choice Logistics, enabling today's leading companies the opportunity to benefit from this unique joint solution," said Lisa McDonald, vice president of sales for MDSi. "The logistics services market provides phenomenal opportunity to get immediate return on investment and increase client satisfaction exponentially."

Choice Logistics maintains more than 300 strategic stocking locations (SSLs) in 37 countries and 24x7x365 logistics services for direct management of mission-critical spare parts.

MDSi, established in 1990, is a supplier of voice and data communication products and services focused on reducing network capital expenditure. The company specializes in helping companies with significant domestic and international locations re-use their existing assets.

Additional Articles of Interest

— For more information on the supply chain impact of the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) and Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) regulations, see these articles.

— Hard data and sophisticated planning are key when goods and materials start flowing upstream through the reverse supply chain. Read more in "Meeting the Reverse Logistics Challenge" in the June/July 2005 issue of Supply & Demand Chain Executive.