Ingram Micro , BuyCell Announce Exclusive Distribution Deal
Ingram Micro Inc. (NYSE: IM), the world's largest wholesale technology distributor and a global leader in IT supply-chain, mobile device lifecycle services and logistics solutions, today announced it has entered into an agreement with BuyCell Wireless Group, LLC, (BCWG) one of the largest wireless retail buying organizations in the country. Under the agreement, Ingram Micro Mobility (IMM) will be the exclusive provider of mobile device distribution services for (BCWG), which includes more than 1,000 retail stores owned and operated by BCWG members. BCWG is a cooperative purchasing organization dedicated to increasing the competitiveness of the independent wireless retail companies that comprise its membership. Since its inception in early 2005, BCWG members have worked together to achieve significant savings and increased manufacturer support on more than 4 million wireless handsets and data devices. IMM was selected as BCWG's exclusive distribution provider based on IMM's extensive, established wireless supply chain infrastructure, as well as IMM's advanced technology platform that supports the diverse and escalating demand requirements of BCWG members throughout the country. Additionally, BCWG required a provider with established relationships and a high degree of credibility with device OEMs to act as its strategic representative in interacting with these important suppliers. In addition to distribution services, BCWG is using IMM's inventory planning and procurement processes. BCWG expects that IMM's expertise in forecast and production timetables may lead to more accurate inventory requirements, in-stock levels and in-time delivery.
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