Facility to Deploy Company's Best-of-Breed Systems, Quadruple Distribution Capacity in Canada
MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 2, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Navarre Distribution Services, the retail logistics arm of Navarre Corporation (Nasdaq:NAVR), today unveiled the details of its new Canadian location before key customers and suppliers at its annual Icebreaker conference in Minneapolis, MN. The announcement demonstrates the company’s ongoing commitment to delivering agile distribution and third-party logistics (3PL) solutions to North America’s retail community.
Located in Toronto, Ontario, the new facility will provide Navarre Distribution Services the capacity to more than quadruple its existing business in Canada, while simultaneously improving service levels. Utilizing regional carriers, Navarre Distribution Services will deliver to retail endpoints across the Canadian provinces.
“We are thrilled at the opportunity to be ‘on the ground’ with an expanded presence in Canada, and to offer our valued clients the expanded inventory management, logistics and returns capabilities that this new facility offers,” states Joyce Fleck, president of Navarre Distribution Services. “While we’ve delivered successfully in Canada for many years, this is an exciting step forward that highlights our commitment to all our North American partners.”
Navarre Distribution Services will deploy its existing best-of-breed systems and infrastructure in the new facility, ensuring retail customers and suppliers receive the same high caliber service they expect from the company. Core technologies include the SAP® Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) application and complete EDI protocols for order management and financial services; the HighJumpTM Warehouse Advantage software and Vocollect® voice-directed picking system for inventory and fulfillment; and the company’s secure online portal for vendor communications and reporting. Navarre Distribution Services also offers a proprietary Vendor Managed Inventory application.
The facility is slated to open on April 1, 2010.
About Navarre Distribution Services
Navarre Distribution Services provides North American retailers and their suppliers with agile distribution and returns management, third-party logistics (3PL), online fulfillment and custom marketing programs, all powered by a best-in-class systems infrastructure and collaborative account support teams. With a more than 25-year track record of connecting strong brands with smart logistics and unmatched service, the company helps its customers to pick, pack, ship and sell more profitably.
Established in 1983, Navarre Distribution Services is a subsidiary of Navarre Corporation (Nasdaq:NAVR) with its headquarters in Minneapolis, MN and offices in Bentonville, AR and Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Learn more at www.navarre.com/nds.