Ingram Micro to diversify supply


The new EMEA logistics arm of Ingram Micro will broaden its supply portfolio, it said last week.

The unit provides order management and fulfillment, customer services, billing and collections, supply chain analysis, merchandising and assembly and IT for Ingram Micro’s partners. It has been running for 10 years in North America and Latin America and last year opened up the EMEA operations, headed by senior director of logistics Philippe Carlier.

Carlier said: “Our Ingram Micro Logistics business in EMEA offers an excellent alternative to traditional third-party logistics companies. We provide one-stop shopping for our partners to outsource all or a part of their supply chain management functions.

“We are enjoying substantial momentum as more vendors understand our vast capabilities and how we can help them grow their business. We look forward to making future announcements about new customers in both the IT and non-IT industries in the months ahead.”

Ingram Micro EMEA president Alain Maquet said: “While Ingram Micro is known as a global leader in IT distribution, we also have been partnering for years in North America with companies outside of IT, including major international brands who rely on us to effectively distribute their products, such as household goods and appliances, apparel, books, jewellery and accessories.

“We support our new vendors with the same type of order accuracy, on-time shipping and world-class logistics centres that our IT vendors have benefited from for decades. Ingram Micro is the only distributor offering all of these services in one place, helping partners grow their existing business and expand into their markets of choice.”