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HVAC Industry Exec Joins Encompass

Lynn Tedim to Lead Company’s Emerging Heating and Cooling Parts Vertical

Lawrenceville, Ga., September 10, 2020 – Encompass Supply Chain Solutions, Inc., a leading provider of Distribution, 3PL and 4PL solutions for a diverse range of repair parts and finished goods, today announced that Lynn Tedim will serve as the company’s HVAC Market Manager.

Tedim joins Encompass with more than 10 years of experience in the Major Appliance and Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) industries. Most recently she was the proprietor of a residential and commercial repair service provider based in South Florida. In this role Tedim formulated and implemented all company internal processes and protocols and managed the firm’s operating budget, asset control, inventory and hardware procurement.

Previously, Tedim served as order manager for Florida Builder Appliances, a white goods distributor and subsidiary of Sears Holding Corporation. Other positions she has held include sales manager/customer support for Copylite Products – an imaging parts and whole units supplier – and system infrastructure project leader for American Express.

Encompass Senior Vice President of Business Development Joe Hurley said the supplier has been diligently working to strengthen its Major Appliance and HVAC parts verticals.

“We are focused on expanding our existing HVAC parts vertical and needed a dedicated, knowledgeable resource to lead this effort,” said Hurley. “Lynn’s direct experience building relationships with service providers and HVAC manufacturers made her an ideal candidate to help take this vertical to the next level and beyond.”

                             Lynn Tedim

Tedim will be based at Encompass’ distribution center in the Greater Fort Lauderdale area in Florida – one of the top states in the country for HVAC installation. She said she, too, is looking forward to leveraging her background to help the company execute its strategic vision.

“It’s exciting to be joining a company that has so much to offer customers beyond just replacement parts,” said Tedim. “In addition to all the different product categories they supply as a convenient one-stop source, Encompass is continually introducing new technology and service enhancements to support the repair industry. These are great value propositions to attract HVAC manufacturers and repair providers.”

Hurley said another key Encompass initiative that Tedim will help lead is to increase the company’s ability to deliver critical parts next day.

“When the AC or refrigerator goes out – particularly in the summer – you can’t afford to wait any more than a day to get it fixed. While we currently cover a significant portion of the U.S. within  one day, we still have gaps. Lynn will be a tremendous resource to help seek opportunities to expedite delivery and increase customer satisfaction.”

About Encompass Supply Chain Solutions, Inc.

Formed in 1953, Encompass is one of the country’s largest suppliers of repair parts and accessories for products throughout the home. Encompass also offers complete parts supply chain management, 3PL, depot repair and reverse logistics service. In addition to consumers, we support an array of B2B customers, including manufacturers, multi-family property management, warranty providers, service networks, independent dealers and retailers.

For more information, please visit solutions.encompass.com and follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.

CONTACT: Kristin Hurst, Director of Marketing & Communications

Encompass Releases Mobile Inventory Management Application for Field Service Repair Industry

EZ StockTM App Tracks Parts Kept on Service Vehicles and Other Sites

Lawrenceville, Ga., August 18, 2020Encompass Supply Chain Solutions, Inc., a leading provider of replacement parts and supply chain services for a diverse range of product brands, today announced it is has launched a new application aimed at helping repair service providers better manage parts inventory and expedite the repair cycle.

EZ Stock from Encompass was commissioned from Mize – a leading provider of Connected Customer Experience Platform and Service Lifecycle Management software. The mobile and desktop app is intended to enable field service technicians to manage all aspects of “truck stock” – parts inventory maintained on service vehicles or at on-site locations. The app includes real-time connection to Encompass’ parts database and ecommerce website encompass.com.

With nearly 70 years of experience in parts management and supporting the service repair industry, Encompass worked closely with Mize developers to design the app’s functionality. EZ Stock has also been beta tested by select Encompass customers to further enhance performance and meet their business needs.

“We are constantly seeking ways to help our customers be more successful,” said Encompass President and CEO Robert Coolidge. “EZ Stock was created to help repair businesses complete in-home service calls during the first visit by having the parts they need readily available. Having to make multiple trips due to missing parts impacts consumer satisfaction, increases the provider’s costs and lowers technician productivity,”

With EZ Stock, technicians can quickly check parts availability in their service vehicles and service centers, as well as the stock of other technicians. They can then easily research and place parts orders with Encompass or transfer parts among their fleet when needed for repairs or inventory replenishment.  Part photos, exploded views and service bulletins are also available within the application. The app is available for both iOS and Android devices with a paid nominal monthly subscription, which is waived for customers meeting a minimum parts spend.

“EZ Stock is a value-added service we hope will help our customers better track and stock field inventory to significantly increase repairs and avoid product replacements,” said Coolidge.

Jim Rushton, Mize vice president of B2C Service Solutions, said service providers can obtain more information about the app and test it with a 30-day free trial at ezstock.mizecx.com.

“We made the mobile inventory app simple and quick for field service technicians to keep track of their truck stock parts,” said Rushton. “Seamless integration with Encompass makes it very easy to check availability, order and receive parts. The cost-effective subscription model enables field service companies to get immediate savings in technician time and inventory costs, while improving first call completes.”

About Mize

Mize enables companies to optimize key post-sale customer interactions, such as product registrationwarrantyservice planspartssupportservice, and maintenance, to increase customer satisfaction and retention. Mize Connected Customer Experience Platform and Smart Blox elevate customer experience, engagement, knowledge analytics, and revenue from the existing customer install base.  Mize harnesses web, mobile, cloud, IoT, and analytics technologies to maximize customer lifetime value. To learn more about the Mize visit www.m-ize.com

 About Encompass Supply Chain Solutions, Inc.

Formed in 1953, Encompass is one of the country’s largest suppliers of repair parts and accessories for products throughout the home. Encompass also offers complete parts supply chain management, 3PL, depot repair and reverse logistics service. In addition to consumers, we support an array of B2B customers, including manufacturers, multi-family property management, warranty providers, service networks, independent dealers and retailers.

For more information, please visit solutions.encompass.com and follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.

CONTACT: Kristin Hurst, Director of Marketing & Communications

Encompass Opening New Facility in Greater Atlanta Area to Accommodate Record Business Growth  

Lawrenceville, Ga., February 3, 2020Encompass Supply Chain Solutions, Inc., a leading provider of replacement parts and supply chain services for a diverse range of product brands, today announced it is relocating its Service Operations group to help manage significant expansion within its repair parts business.

Encompass Service Operations, which comprises reverse logistics and depot repair functions, will move from Encompass’ headquarters and flagship warehouse and distribution center In the Greater Atlanta area to a new facility less than five miles away. The group mainly performs depot repairs on a variety of electronics on behalf of major retailers, manufacturers and extended warranty providers,  as well as manages several reverse logistics programs.

The new site – 3105 Sweetwater Road, Lawrenceville, Ga. – is expected to be open within the next 30 days and augments Encompass’ other distribution centers in Florida and Nevada.

“Encompass has been experiencing record transaction growth over the past three years driven largely by our diverse parts business, exclusive supply chain programs, and certain core customer segments that are unique to Encompass,” said Encompass President and CEO Robert Coolidge. “Moving the depot repair operation will free up space in our primary distribution facility needed to further increase our efficiency and productivity.”

Coolidge said the Service group will still have ready access to repair parts since the new location is only minutes away.

“This is an ideal solution to meet our space needs while still maintaining strong support to both Service and parts customers.”

About Encompass Supply Chain Solutions, Inc.

Formed in 1953, Encompass is one of the country’s largest suppliers of repair parts and accessories for products throughout the home. Encompass also offers complete parts supply chain management, 3PL, depot repair and reverse logistics service. In addition to consumers, we support an array of B2B customers, including manufacturers, multi-family property management, warranty providers, service networks, independent dealers and retailers.

For more information, please visit solutions.encompass.com and follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.

CONTACT: Kristin Hurst, Director of Marketing & Communications

Comvest Leads Management-Backed Recapitalization of Encompass Supply Chain Solutions, Inc.

 

 

Lenovo Renews Exclusive Parts Support Agreement with Encompass

Deal comprises parts for post-warranty repairs of popular Idea and Think computer brands

Lawrenceville, Ga., December 20, 2019Encompass Supply Chain Solutions, Inc., a leading provider of replacement parts and supply chain services for a diverse range of product brands, today announced it will continue distributing parts for Lenovo’s Idea and Think computer brands until at least 2022 under a recent contract extension.

In addition to parts supply, the three-year agreement also calls for Encompass to continue providing contact center support and hosting a customized ecommerce web portal to help customers quickly find Lenovo parts: lenovo.encompass.com. Encompass supplies end users, authorized service centers, retailers and third-party administrators with genuine Lenovo parts for out-of-warranty repairs; Lenovo retains management of in-warranty parts distribution.

Encompass was first tapped in 2015 to manage parts supply for non-warranty repairs of Lenovo Idea tablets, laptops and desktops. Based on the success of that program, Lenovo expanded the agreement in 2016 to include the Think brand.

“We are very gratified to have earned Lenovo’s confidence and trust to continue supporting their flagship brands,” said Eddie Cafferty, director of Encompass’ Computer Vertical Business Development.

Cafferty said Encompass’ performance on the Lenovo program is closely tracked by specific metrics the supplier must attain, such as order fill rates, same day shipping, on-time delivery and order accuracy. Encompass provides Lenovo regular comprehensive reporting on performance metrics, as well as data on inventory levels and customer transaction history.

Lenovo North America Parts Sales Director Rick Julien said Encompass has so far achieved its performance obligations and customer service responsibilities.

“Lenovo has been extremely pleased with Encompass and their support of both our consumer and commercial customers,” said Julien. “We understand how vital computing devices are to the everyday lives of users and are fully committed to standing behind our products after the sale. As such, it’s critical for us to have a partner that can be relied upon to represent our brand and ensure fast access to Lenovo Genuine Parts to keep their Lenovo products functioning properly.”

About Lenovo

Lenovo is a US$39 billion personal technology company, the largest PC company in the world, serving customers in more than 160 countries. Dedicated to building exceptionally engineered PCs and mobile internet devices, Lenovo’s business is built on product innovation, a highly-efficient global supply chain and strong strategic execution. Formed by Lenovo Group’s acquisition of the former IBM Personal Computing Division, the company develops, manufactures and markets reliable, high-quality, secure and easy-to-use technology products and services. Its product lines include legendary Think-branded commercial PCs and Idea-branded consumer PCs, as well as servers, workstations, and a family of mobile internet devices, including tablets and smartphones. As a global Fortune 500 company, Lenovo has major research centers in Yamato, Japan; Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen, China; Sao Paulo, Brazil, and Raleigh, North Carolina. For more information see www.lenovo.com.

 About Encompass Supply Chain Solutions, Inc.

Formed in 1953, Encompass is one of the country’s largest suppliers of repair parts and accessories for products throughout the home. Encompass also offers complete parts supply chain management, 3PL, depot repair and reverse logistics service. In addition to consumers, we support an array of B2B customers, including manufacturers, multi-family property management, warranty providers, service networks, independent dealers and retailers.

For more information, please visit solutions.encompass.com and follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.

CONTACT: Kristin Hurst, Director of Marketing & Communications

Encompass to Manage Repair Parts Distribution for Sound United

Deal includes parts for popular electronics brands Denon, Marantz, Boston Acoustic

Lawrenceville, Ga., August 22, 2019Encompass Supply Chain Solutions, Inc., a leading provider of replacement parts and supply chain services for a diverse range of product brands, today announced it has implemented a comprehensive parts supply chain management program to support Sound United and its full complement of consumer electronics brands.

Under an agreement with Sound United – an industry leader in home theater and personal audio products – Encompass manages its entire parts supply chain, including parts forecasting, purchasing, warehousing, distribution and call center service. Encompass also serves as a master supplier to Sound United’s authorized service providers, self-maintaining retailers and other designated affiliates.

The agreement comprises parts support for all Sound United brands: Denon®, Marantz®, Polk Audio, Classé, Definitive Technology, Polk BOOM, HE OS® and Boston Acoustics®. Encompass previously served as an authorized parts distributor for Sound United and currently maintains special ecommerce portals for Denon and Marantz to streamline parts access.

The program will be supported through Encompass’ Florida, Georgia and Nevada facilities to expedite delivery throughout the U.S.

“Encompass has supplied parts for Sound United brands for many years,” said Encompass Senior Vice President of Business Development Joe Hurley. “We appreciate the opportunity to further leverage our experience to enhance parts availability and turnaround time. Our goal is to provide superior aftersales service to help reinforce consumer loyalty to Sound United products.”

Hurley said the program will be continually assessed through performance metrics co-developed with Sound United. Encompass will be measured on such indicators as same day shipments, fill rates, order accuracy, returns processing and more.

“Monitoring and reporting on KPIs [key performance indicators] is critical to instilling confidence in our clients that their programs are running smoothly, and customers are being well served,” said Hurley. “Encompass provides full visibility to our clients in real time so they know what’s happening at any stage.”

About Encompass Supply Chain Solutions, Inc.

Formed in 1953, Encompass is one of the country’s largest suppliers of repair parts and accessories for products throughout the home. Encompass also offers complete parts supply chain management, 3PL, depot repair and reverse logistics service. In addition to consumers, we support an array of B2B customers, including manufacturers, multi-family property management, warranty providers, service networks, independent dealers and retailers.

For more information, please visit solutions.encompass.com and follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.

CONTACT: Kristin Hurst, Director of Marketing & Communications

Encompass Hires Digital Marketing Director to Enhance and Expand Ecommerce Sales and SEM

Lawrenceville, Ga., April 30, 2019Encompass Supply Chain Solutions, Inc., a leading provider of Distribution, 3PL and 4PL solutions for a diverse range of finished goods and repair parts, today announced that Jayne Sutherst will join its IT team in the newly-established role of Digital Marketing Director.

In this position, Sutherst will be responsible for managing all aspects of Encompass’ digital presence, primarily its main ecommerce site encompass.com, client web portals, search engine optimization and online and social marketing.  She is tasked with enhancing the online experience and customer support for both B2B and B2C users.  Sutherst will be based at Encompass’ recently-opened distribution and administrative facility near Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Sutherst joins Encompass from MAPEI – a worldwide producer of adhesives, thinsets and sealants for buildings – where she served as digital marketing manager. Among her many accomplishments, she led the redesign and strategic planning of MAPEI’s flooring installation product website, which drove 1 million unique visitors to the site within eight months of launch.

Sutherst has 15 years of experience in web development, ecommerce and online marketing for both B2B and B2C audiences. She has worked in corporate retail and agency environments, beginning her career with American Express as a multi-media instructional designer manager.  Sutherst earned an MBA in Marketing and undergraduate degree in International Business from Nova Southeastern University.

“With her extensive background in web design and product sales, we are confident Jayne is the perfect fit to lead and strengthen our ecommerce initiatives,” said Encompass President and CEO Robert Coolidge.

He said Encompass’ tremendous growth in the Home Appliance space, along with the company’s spike in hosting co-branded manufacturer consumer ecommerce solutions, necessitated additional support within its technology department.  Plus, since Encompass offers one-on-one call center service and counter sales at its facilities, it needed to ensure consistency across all customer touchpoints, said Coolidge.

“It’s critical for us to deliver online resources for service dealers, distributors, manufacturers and consumers that align with our call in and walk in experiences.”

Coolidge said Encompass in past years mostly only served repair servicers, warranty companies, retailers and other businesses involved in aftersales product support.

“Through manufacturer partnerships and our own marketing efforts, we are serving more consumers – some who have used service professionals and some ‘do-it-yourselfers’ who prefer making repairs themselves. They have found that we often have complex parts they can’t get from traditional ecommerce sites.”

Coolidge also said that while Encompass maintains counters/will call at each of its distribution facilities in Georgia, Florida and Nevada, electronic ordering accounts for a growing portion of company sales.

“Ecommerce continues to complement our increasing brick and mortar presence in the U.S.,” he said. “With strategic locations, we can offer next or two-day ground shipping to most of the country, which typically meets the needs of both our business and consumer customers who prefer delivery service.”

About Encompass Supply Chain Solutions, Inc.

Formed in 1953, Encompass is one of the country’s largest suppliers of repair parts and accessories for products throughout the home. Encompass also offers complete parts supply chain management, 3PL, depot repair and reverse logistics service. In addition to consumers, we support an array of B2B customers, including manufacturers, multi-family property management, warranty providers, service networks, independent dealers and retailers.

For more information, please visit solutions.encompass.com and follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.

Encompass Appointed Authorized Distributor of Dell Spare Parts in the U.S. and Canada

Lawrenceville, Ga., March 13, 2019 – Encompass Supply Chain Solutions, Inc., a leading provider of Parts Distribution, 3PL and 4PL solutions for a diverse range of finished goods and replacement parts, today announced it is now authorized to supply original component parts to value-added resellers (VARs) that have been identified by Dell for Dell’s commercial products.

Under an agreement with Dell – a renowned brand in computer technology – the deal extends to parts intended for out-of-warranty repairs only; Dell will continue to support all its products with in-warranty parts.

“Encompass is pleased to continue increasing our support for the computing industry by adding the Dell brand,” said Joe Hurley, Encompass Business Development vice president. “We will be able to leverage the knowledge and best practices we have gained by partnering with other similar manufacturers to provide exceptional service to Dell VARs.”

Encompass is one of the most diversified parts distributors in the country, comprising numerous product categories in addition to Computer, such as Consumer Electronics, Major/Small Appliance and a host of other segments. The company will support Dell’s customer base through distribution facilities in Georgia, Nevada and Florida.

“Securing strong, consistent support for Dell products is instrumental in building and maintaining loyalty to our brand,” said Kash Shaikh, Dell VP and GM of Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions.  “We are confident that Encompass shares this commitment and will help ensure first-class customer service with Dell-authorized parts.”

About Encompass Supply Chain Solutions, Inc.

Formed in 1953, Encompass is one of the country’s largest suppliers of repair parts and accessories for products throughout the home. Encompass also offers complete parts supply chain management, 3PL, depot repair and reverse logistics service. In addition to consumers, we support an array of B2B customers, including manufacturers, multi-family property management, warranty providers, service networks, independent dealers and retailers.

For more information, please visit solutions.encompass.com and follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.

Encompass to Manage Repair Parts Distribution for Midea America Corp.

Deal comprises parts for manufacturer’s full line of Home Appliance parts

Lawrenceville, Ga., February 13, 2019Encompass Supply Chain Solutions, Inc., a leading provider of replacement parts and supply chain services for a diverse range of product brands, today announced it has teamed with Midea America Corp. to implement a comprehensive parts supply chain management program to support its products after the sale.

Under an agreement with Midea, Encompass will provide a range of parts and supply chain services, including forecasting, purchasing, warehousing, distribution and call center support. Encompass will serve as a master supplier to Midea’s authorized service providers, self-maintaining retailers and other designated affiliates.

To streamline access to Midea parts, Encompass has developed a special ecommerce portal – midea.encompass.com – which can also be accessed from midea.com. The program will be supported through the Encompass’ Florida, Georgia and Nevada facilities to expedite delivery throughout the U.S.

“Encompass is excited for the opportunity to partner with Midea and support their high-quality home appliances,” said Robert Coolidge, Encompass president and CEO. “Managing parts supply is our core business, and we are committed to providing expert service to Midea and their product repair networks.”

The agreement also outlines specific performance metrics that Encompass is expected to achieve for the program. According to Joe Hurley, Encompass senior vice president of Business Development, the supplier will be measured on such indicators as fill rates, turnaround time, returns processing and more.

“Performance tracking and reporting is an important component of all our supply chain programs,” said Hurley. “We provide full visibility to our clients in real time so they know what’s happening at any stage.”

Jay Reynolds, Midea America Director of After Sales Service, said Encompass’ turnkey capabilities, extensive expertise and service dedication helped drive the agreement.

“The satisfaction of our consumer end users is critical to us and the strength of our brand,” said Reynolds. “We are confident that Encompass will deliver on their expectations and help us provide superior support to Midea products in the market.” 

ABOUT MIDEA

Established in 1968, Midea (SZ:000333) is a publicly listed, Fortune 500 company, that offers one of the most comprehensive ranges in the home appliance industry. Midea specializes in air treatment, refrigeration, laundry, large cooking appliances, kitchen appliances, water appliances, floor care and lighting. Headquartered in Southern China, Midea is a truly global company with over 130,000 employees and operations in over 175 countries. The company has 21 production facilities and 260 logistics centers worldwide. After nearly 50 years of continued growth, Midea now generates annual revenue of more than USD28 billion.

Midea is the world’s largest producer of major appliances and the world’s No. 1 brand of air-treatment products, air-coolers, kettles and rice cookers.* Each year, Midea wins 40+ design awards at different global design shows such as reddot, iF, and Good Design Award.

To learn more about Midea, please visit www.midea.com and www.midea.com/global.

*Euromonitor International Limited; Consumer Appliances 16ed

 About Encompass Supply Chain Solutions, Inc.

Formed in 1953, Encompass is one of the country’s largest suppliers of repair parts and accessories for products throughout the home. Encompass also offers complete parts supply chain management, 3PL, depot repair and reverse logistics service. In addition to consumers, we support an array of B2B customers, including manufacturers, multi-family property management, warranty providers, service networks, independent dealers and retailers.

For more information, please visit solutions.encompass.com and follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.

Encompass Now Distributing Genie Garage Door Repair Parts

Move further expands company’s role as one-stop parts supplier

 Lawrenceville, Ga., January 29, 2019Encompass Supply Chain Solutions, Inc., a leading provider of replacement parts and supply chain services for a diverse range of product brands, today announced it has begun supplying replacement parts from Genie Company, a top name in garage door openers.

Encompass is distributing replacement parts for Genie’s full line of residential and commercial products. Genie parts can be ordered from Encompass’ ecommerce site encompass.com.

Encompass Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing Joe Hurley said the company is excited to be entering the garage door opener space with one of the industry’s leading manufacturers.

“Genie is a renowned brand in garage door openers, and we’re pleased to have the opportunity to support their customers after the sale,” said Hurley. “With user-friendly online ordering, fast turnaround and one-on-one service, Encompass can help further build loyalty to Genie products,” said Hurley.

Hurley also said adding Genie parts reinforces Encompass’ value as a single-source provider to B2B and B2C customer segments.

“Encompass is continually seeking new product verticals to complement our OEM brand offerings,” said Hurley. “We serve a variety of customers who need parts for multiple products throughout the home, not just one category. Our goal is to be a strong one-stop source of parts for just about anything that can be repaired.”

Customers such as warranty providers, multifamily property management and retailers especially benefit from Encompass’ multi-brand business model, said Hurley.

“We strive to offer a more streamlined, simple customer experience,” said Hurley. “Providing access to more than 200 manufacturer brands – and growing – is very convenient to customers who don’t want the hassle of dealing with an array of different vendors.”

 

About Encompass Supply Chain Solutions, Inc.

Formed in 1953, Encompass is one of the country’s largest suppliers of repair parts and accessories for products throughout the home. Encompass also offers complete parts supply chain management, 3PL, depot repair and reverse logistics service. In addition to consumers, we support an array of B2B customers, including manufacturers, multi-family property management, warranty providers, service networks, independent dealers and retailers.

For more information, please visit solutions.encompass.com and follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.