FreeFlow Wins Best Managed Company Honors

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Innovative Alternative Channels Solution Earns Deloitte Recognition

FreeFlow, the world’s leading provider of alternative channel solutions for at-risk inventory in consumer electronics companies, announced this week that it has been named as one of Ireland’s ‘Best Managed’ companies in the Deloitte Best Managed Companies Awards competition. In total, twenty companies who demonstrated superior business performance were recognized.

The Deloitte Best Managed Awards Program, in association with Bank of Scotland (Ireland), recognizes indigenous Irish companies that operate at the highest levels of business performance. The independent judging panel reviewed a broad range of criteria including strategy, capability, commitment, financials and growth potential across all key functions of the business.

Commenting on the award, Alan Scroope, CEO, FreeFlow said, “Every member of the FreeFlow team is committed to achieving operational excellence while serving our customers beyond their expectations. This philosophy has driven our global success and it is gratifying to have our management philosophy recognized as best practice in such a prestigious competition.”

Commenting on the winners of the Deloitte Best Managed Companies Awards Program, Pat Cullen, Managing Partner, Deloitte said: “To be recognized as a Best Managed Company is a tremendous achievement, given the challenges that companies in all industries are currently experiencing. Our judging panel takes an in-depth look at each company - therefore to be chosen as a winner is testament to the sound management practices that are being implemented across the entire business. It is this thorough approach that will help these companies to take advantage of the upturn when it arrives.”

FreeFlow has proven to be a top Sales and Supply Chain partner by addressing its clients’ needs to build secure alternative channels for at-risk inventory. Slow-moving, aging or end-of-life finished goods as well as consumer returns inventory sold as-is or refurbished is a multi-million dollar market for FreeFlow’s Global 1000 customers. The company’s branded and anonymous private marketplaces allow stock to be sold at auction, fixed price, or minimum price. Auction and 'member privilege' dynamics are deployed to improve bidding performance, resulting in higher financial recovery. With its private, detailed market analysis, integrated performance metrics and end-to-end business support services, FreeFlow provides low-cost, secure, high recovery alternative channel solutions for excess and at-risk inventory in all stages of the product lifecycle.

About Deloitte Best Managed Companies Awards:
The Deloitte Best Managed Companies program, in association with Bank of Scotland (Ireland), promotes and recognises excellence in Irish owned and managed companies. It is the only awards scheme in Ireland that considers a business’ performance from every perspective. Entrants to the program compete for this designation in a rigorous and independent process that evaluates the calibre of their management abilities and practices.

Program sponsors include Bank of Scotland (Ireland), the Irish Management Institute and the Sunday Business Post.

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About FreeFlow:
Founded in 2001, FreeFlow improves its customers' profitability by helping them identify excess and at-risk inventory and dispositioning the inventory through the alternative channel best suited for that inventory. FreeFlow’s customers include Apple, Creative Labs, Microsoft and SanDisk. FreeFlow’s leadership in the supply chain arena has been recognized with numerous industry awards, including Gartner’s Cool Vendors in Supply Chain Management and Procurement, the Supply & Demand Chain Executive 100 for 2009 and the 2009 Ruban d’Honneur European Business Award in the category of Information and Communication Technology Effectiveness. Privately-held, FreeFlow has headquarters in Tralee, Ireland and US headquarters in San Jose, California. For more information, visit

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