Derek Lyons Sterling Hager
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-- Second Largest, Publicly Traded, Full-line Sporting Goods Retailer To Use SPS To Increase Supply Chain Efficiencies With Small and Mid-sized Vendors --
St. Paul, Minn., June 11, 2002 - SPS Commerce, the leading Supply Chain Integration Service provider, today announced that Gart Sports Company has chosen SPS` Catalog Maintenance Service to increase the speed and reliability of its supply chain initiatives. With a network of 180 stores, Gart Sports is the second largest, publicly traded, full-line sporting goods retailer in the United States and the leading full-line sporting goods retailer in the Western United States. Using SPS` Catalog Service, Gart will electronically integrate and automatically update its universal product code (UPC) and catalog data with its small-to mid-sized vendors that traditionally communicated with Gart via phone, fax or mail.
Gart Sports will use SPS` browser-based synchronization tools to update its back-end ERP system with product and pricing information from each of its sporting apparel and equipment vendors. Gart will also utilize SPS` Catalog Service to create customized schedules that automatically update the system with vendor changes.
"Accomplishing 100 percent supply chain connectivity means meeting the unique needs of all your suppliers - especially the small and mid-sized enterprises," said Jim Frome, SPS Commerce`s executive vice president and chief strategy officer. "Our Catalog Service provides Gart Sports with the ability to electronically synchronize information with its smallest supplier without disrupting their daily operations or mandating expensive hardware or software."
About SPS Commerce
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