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Encompass Appointed Exclusive Repair Parts Supplier for Bowers & Wilkins

Deal comprises distribution throughout the U.S. and Canada

Lawrenceville, Ga., November 4, 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 will manage parts distribution for the Bowers & Wilkins line of high-end audio products.

Under an agreement with Bowers & Wilkins, Encompass will handle all aspects of the manufacturer’s parts supply chain from planning and procurement to order fulfillment and returns. The deal covers both warranty and non-warranty parts and accessories for Bowers & Wilkins’ full line of high-performing home and car audio systems and headphones.

Encompass Senior Vice President of Business Development Joe Hurley said the addition of Bowers & Wilkins is an ideal fit for Encompass, which has nearly 70 years of electronics parts experience.

“We have a long history in the Consumer Electronics parts industry and support many other top manufacturers,” said Hurley. “With extensive best practices and expertise in this product vertical, we can offer turnkey, more cost-efficient parts supply chain management service.  Our goal is to free up time and resources for Bowers & Wilkins, enabling them to focus on what they do best: designing top-flight audio systems and accessories.”

Encompass will support the Bowers & Wilkins service network and end users in the U.S. through distribution facilities in Georgia, Nevada, Florida and New York and will leverage in-country partnerships to serve Canadian customers. Parts can be conveniently ordered online through the company’s ecommerce website encompass.com.

“Bowers & Wilkins clearly values superior customer service and is committed to delivering complete support for their products beyond the sale,” said Hurley. “The Encompass team is well-prepared to provide a quality aftersales experience for their customer base to help further reinforce loyalty to the Bowers & Wilkins brand.”

 

About Bowers & Wilkins

Bowers & Wilkins has an unrelenting dedication to audio excellence, delivering breath-taking performance with accuracy and clarity of sound that brings the listener closer to the original recording. We call this True Sound.

Our award-winning headphones, loudspeakers and wireless audio systems combine engineering innovation and harmonious design that delight music lovers around the world. At the forefront of high-performance audio technology for more than 50 years, Bowers & Wilkins has earned countless awards and accolades from some of the most influential and important publications, musicians, recording studios, and music labels including Abbey Road Studios, Skywalker Studios, BMI, and Hollywood Records. Our valued relationships with BMW, McLaren Automotive, Maserati and Volvo Cars, has allowed us to push the boundaries of premium in-car audio systems. We have also delivered award-winning sound performance with Philips TV in their range of OLED+ televisions.

Design excellence and technological innovation run deep in our lifeblood. The research and development laboratory that John Bowers founded in Steyning in 1976 was the first of its kind, hiring only the most talented and inquisitive of engineers in a quest to discover the secrets of acoustic behaviour. Many of the advances made by our engineers – such as the pioneering use of materials like Continuum™ and Diamond – have not only influenced the way we make our speakers, but how all loudspeakers are made.

 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

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 Acquires CE Division of Herman Electronics

Under the agreement with Encompass Supply Chain Solutions, Inc., Herman will assist in directing existing and prospective customers to ESCS division Encompass Parts Distribution for CE parts and accessories. Herman and Encompass are both long-standing CE parts distributors with decades of experience in the industry.

Herman is exiting the CE market to focus on its Broadcast and Professional Audio Visual materials distribution business. The two companies will work together to notify customers and manufacturers of the transition. Jeffrey Wolf, executive vice-president of Herman, said he is confident that Herman customers will benefit from Encompass’ expertise, expanded product offerings and comprehensive capabilities.

Robert Coolidge Named CEO

Encompass announced today that company President Robert Coolidge will assume the added role of Chief Executive Officer.

Coolidge was appointed President of Encompass in December, taking on the responsibility of managing the day-to-day operations of the entire company, including the Encompass Parts Distribution and Encompass Service Solutions divisions. With the addition of the CEO title, he replaces Robert (Bob) Gowens, who has moved to become an advisor to the Encompass Board of Directors.

“The Board thanks Bob for his leadership of Encompass over the past 18 months and is grateful to have him continuing in a stewardship role,” said Encompass Board Chairman Steve Glick. “We are equally grateful to have a President and CEO of Robert’s caliber. With decades of experience in supply chain management and a clear vision of how the company must evolve to meet ever-changing industry conditions, Robert has the skill and talent to successfully guide
Encompass into the future.”

Gowens added his congratulations to Coolidge on his appointment as CEO, stating “Robert is very deserving of this role. I’m confident he will serve the Company, the shareholders, and the
employees well. I wish him and Encompass all the best.”

In addition to operational and fiduciary responsibility for Encompass Supply Chain Solutions, Coolidge will remain President of the Encompass Parts Distribution division for which he has managed national sales, vendor relations and IT management and development.

“Having the opportunity to continue growing and enhancing Encompass to improve service to our customers and strengthen relationships with our business partners is extremely exciting to me,” said Coolidge. “We are always seeking innovative solutions to help our customers succeed, and I am committed to ensuring we stay on this course.”

Encompass, National Service Alliance and BNKe Solutions Partner

Encompass Parts Distribution, Inc. and National Service Alliance (NSA), both leading providers of aftermarket services that support the consumer electronics, major appliance and office product industry, and BNKe, a leading provider of supply chain back-office operations services, announced they have teamed to provide a one-stop, integrated solution to address the full scope of after sales activities.

Under an agreement executed by the three entities, Encompass, NSA and BNKe will jointly market their comprehensive services, including replacement parts distribution, consumer call center support, service dispatch, claims administration and reverse logistics.

NSA manages a network of more than 1,000 authorized service centers across the country and interconnects after sales supply chain partners with support and repair of products across various vertical markets. BNKe provides global business process outsourcing and aftermarket support services, including call center support and back office administration.

“Through this strategic partnership, Encompass, NSA and BNKe will enable manufacturers, retailers and third-party administrators to minimize multiple vendor relationships and gain a single point-of-contact to manage the entire after sales process,” said Robert Coolidge, President of Encompass Parts Distribution. “Our combined solution will drive down service management and infrastructure costs and streamline efficiency.”

The entities plan to leverage their individual strengths and expertise, backed by full technology systems integration, to offer customers all-inclusive after sales support with complete accountability and reporting.