April 18, 2019
provider Thrive Technologies announced today that kitchen, bath and light wholesaler PDI has improved their ability to forecast demand using Thrive’s system.With over 40 years of industry knowledge, PDI is one of the leading kitchen, bath and lighting distributors in the Southeast. As a result of implementing and going live with Thrive’s industry-leading software, PDI has already posted a 10 percent improvement in , even while revenues increased during the same timeframe.
“In addition to improving our inventory metrics, utilizing Thrive’s system has saved us a vast amount of time with our demand planning,” explained PDI Purchasing Manager Dan Donnelly. “Now that we are spending less time writing orders, our buyers have more time to work on strategic projects and vendor relationships.”
Thrive Technologies offers a complete portfolio of demand management functionality so that companies can optimize their forecasts resulting in optimal inventory levels. The system is especially helpful for wholesalers that struggle with seasonal demand; such as HVAC, building supplies, pool supplies, irrigation supplies, farming and gardening supplies, among others.
“Growing companies like PDI are able to reduce lost sales and increase inventory turns simultaneously with Thrive’s system,” explained CEO Rick Morris. “Seeing our clients report real-world, positive changes in their businesses is what motivates the Thrive team to work day in and day out to keep innovating.”
Established in 1973, Kitchen, Bath & Lighting is an innovative leader in the plumbing and lighting wholesale industry that is committed to building customer relationships, offering popular products and services, and striving to be innovators in the industry. PDI operates eight branches and eight showrooms; including two Kohler Signature Stores, located in Georgia, Tennessee, and South Carolina.
PDI’s mission is to continue to be a leader in the industry by providing quality products, superior service, and an unforgettable experience. PDI is proud to offer a wide selection of plumbing and lighting products from leading manufacturers; such as: Kohler, Rheem, Delta Faucet, Charlotte Pipe, Capital Lighting, and MTI Baths. For more information, visit .
About Thrive Technologies
Thrive Technologies is a cloud-based, SaaS (Software as a Service) provider of inventory optimization software which increases inventory profitability for multi-location wholesale distributors, master distributors, and retailers. Their award-winning demand forecasting; inventory replenishment; and inventory optimization software and services interface with all ERP systems.
Thrive increases inventory profitability for wholesalers and master distributors in industries such as automotive parts, pipes / valves / fittings (PVF), HVAC, electrical, plumbing, and several other SKU intensive industry segments. Clients include Williams Distributing, Matco-Norca, LDR Industries, Webstone, General Air Service, Virginia ABC Stores, Keystone Automotive, and Fresh Express. For more information, please visit Thrive Technologies at .
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