Northeastern Supply Selects TCLogic for Inventory Optimization

Leading plumbing and HVAC distributor gains intelligence to realign their inventory that supports their reputation for high in-stock availability.

Indianapolis, IN, January 02, 2009 --( TCLogic, a leading provider of inventory intelligence and optimization solutions, announced today that Northeastern Supply, a leader in Plumbing and HVAC distribution, has chosen to implement TCLogic’s ROI+ inventory intelligence and optimization solution, setting the stage for improving their inventory investment return, while maintaining their high service levels.

Northeastern Supply has a dominant presence in the Mid-Atlantic distributing HVAC, plumbing and hardware materials through a network of 31 branches. They maintain an expansive inventory to support a reputation for high in-stock availability and are one of the largest privately-held distributors in the country for their industry.

When Northeastern began searching for a software tool, they looked for a company that would help realign their inventory throughout their network while helping them maintain their critically high service levels. According to Tony Goncalves, Director of Supply Chain for Northeastern, “during our search, it became clear that TCLogic understood how inventory impacts business results. They took the time to understand how we run our business.”

The financial impact of having excess inventory during a recession cannot be understated. “The right combination of inventory can free up available cash, reduce expenses and help businesses be more successful,” indicated Tom Uhrig, president, TCLogic. “Inventory intelligence provides insights that enable companies we work with see reductions in inventory of 10-30%, and increase or maintain their service level above 98% with a return of investment within 6-12 months.”

As a software solution, ROI+ is designed to enhance and supplement existing ERP applications, providing a comprehensive set of tools that build business intelligence and create strategies to improve the performance of inventory, helping businesses make more informed decisions about their inventory and purchasing practices.

During implementation, Northeastern soon discovered these benefits beyond realigning their network. “We were immediately able to make significant reductions to our surplus inventory by redeploying inventory through our network. We used to make decisions based on distribution folklore with little or no data,” comments Goncalves. “That has now all changed; I now have a tool to measure, analyze, and create inventory stocking strategies and support those decisions with inventory intelligence I didn’t have before.”

About TCLogic

TCLogic is a leading provider of inventory intelligence and optimization solutions, enabling distribution intensive customers to achieve an optimal balance between customer service commitments and inventory levels. Since 1997, TCLogic has helped manufacturers and distributors throughout the country solve their inventory dilemmas and achieve bottom line results. For more information, visit or call 800.945.4877.

Richard Murphy