Being recognized by Supply & Demand Chain Executive highlights our success in helping those companies develop alternative sales channels utilizing innovative software and business services to shift the paradigm of asset remarketing from a cost center to a revenue program.
San Jose, CA (PRWEB) July 13, 2009
FreeFlow, the award-wining provider of asset recovery and alternative sales channel technology and services, announced this week that it has been included in the annual listing of the Supply & Demand Chain Executive 100. Eight years ago, Supply & Demand Chain Executive announced its first "100" list of supply chain solution providers, consultants and other organizations that were helping lead the way in transforming companies' supply and demand chains. This year the magazine focused the criteria for its "100" feature on economic recovery.
The judges selected FreeFlow for inclusion in the Top 100 list for its role in helping its customers respond to the economic downturn and, more importantly, position themselves for growth ahead. With its core competency in helping manufacturers, retailers, and distributors identify and disposition excess inventory, FreeFlow has proven to be uniquely positioned to help its customers quickly move excess inventory as a result of supply-demand mismatch while at the same time develop sustained alternative channels to continuously, proactively move excess inventory in periods of growth.
"Our readers turn to Supply & Demand Chain Executive to learn about solutions and best practices for enabling the supply chain to weather the current economic storm in which we find ourselves, and also to position themselves for growth when recovery takes hold." explained Andrew K. Reese, editor of Supply & Demand Chain Executive. "The corporate executives and line-of-business leaders who rely on the magazine want to know what the different supply chain solution and service providers are doing to help them meet these critical, corporate 'life-or-death' challenges."
FreeFlow provides industry-leading on-line sales platforms utilizing both fixed price and auction methodologies that help its customers maximize financial recovery on risk inventory, while retaining control of their sales channels, resulting in direct positive impact on their P & L. FreeFlow's alternative channel sales solutions are fully-hosted applications delivered on a SaaS (software as a service) model, making it easy for new customers to get started. FreeFlow's supporting business services include market research and sales strategy to maximize recovery and comprehensive commercial management of channel buyers including financial settlement, delivering an end-to-end remarketing solution for its customers.
"Our goal with this year's '100' is to highlight a broad range of solutions and services targeted at a variety of industries, addressing the needs of companies of varying sizes, and assisting in the transformation of a diverse mix of the functions that make up the supply chain," added Reese.
The judges selected FreeFlow for inclusion in this year's list because of its success in helping enterprises generate new revenue streams from risk inventory in any condition and in all stages of the product life cycle. Because companies have traditionally focused on the forward supply chain, they seldom have the resources to run an excess inventory remarketing program as a profitable business. Whether they are an OEM selling obsolete inventory still in factory packaging or are a manufacturer, distributor or retailer with returns or refurbished inventory, FreeFlow offers global solutions to address each category.
"Our core mission of being our customers' sales and supply chain partner creating immediate bottom line impact while retaining channel and pricing control was a strong fit with this year's award criteria," noted Alan Scroope, FreeFlow's CEO. "Being recognized by Supply & Demand Chain Executive highlights our success in helping those companies develop alternative sales channels utilizing innovative software and business services to shift the paradigm of asset remarketing from a cost center to a revenue program."
Founded in 2001, FreeFlow improves its customers' product profitability by helping them identify excess and at-risk inventory and disposition the inventory through the channel mechanism most appropriate to that asset. Some of FreeFlow's industry leading customers include Apple, Creative Labs and SanDisk. FreeFlow's leadership in the supply chain arena has been recognized with a string of industry awards, including the 2009 Infosys Information and Communication Technology Effectiveness Award in the Ruban d'Honneur European Business Awards competition, Gartner's Cool Vendors in Supply Chain Management and Procurement, and Global Logistics and Supply Chain Strategies magazine's Top Supply Chain Partners. Privately-held, FreeFlow has headquarters in San Jose, California and Tralee, Ireland, with offices throughout the U.S., Europe, and Asia. For more information, please visit http://www.FreeFlow.com.
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