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Free Up Critical Resources: Consider 3PL Oursourcing

Posted by bstocks on 06/17/2009

Looking for critical customized solutions to your excess inventory headache? Segue delivers. Segue Corporation is an OEM's:  Return Center • Warranty and Call Center • Warehouse Management • Refurb House • Inventory Control • Freight Management • Inventory Remarketing
Segue Corp delivers solutions.

 Orange County, California- The whole idea of reverse logistics, which involves returns, obsolete, end-of -life, bstocks or excess with no doubt can be painful, time consuming and costly for all involved: manufacturer, retailer and even customer.  As current economic environment becomes increasingly challenging, there is an unprecedented push by manufacturers to outsource reverse logistics and remarketing services for at-risk inventories in order to free up resources for all forward logistics issues.  With the ever increasing fuel prices and with even dismal higher prices predicted in the near future, majority of manufacturers are seeking even more to reduce freight costs and incremental touch times of inventories to increase overall ROI.  Behind this ever present need to outsource reverse logistics is to actually free up available resources which can be best utilized for A-stock objectives.  Proliferating 3PLs providers -which are expected to be all the more prevalent if this economy does not recover, are becoming a vital link in delivering solutions to reverse logistics costs and returns processing.  Notwithstanding, as critical as the needs are, manufacturers require that vital criterias for 3PL outsourcing be met.   They demand greater control over where and how their at-risk products are sold to avoid damaging their A-stock values.

One such company providing a total turn-key solutions to answer the needs of manufacturers and retailers is Segue Corp, a one-time small remarketing company that is experiencing unprecedented growth due to the current reverse logistics outsourcing trend.  From its simple beginning of distributing surplus to the second-tier market, it has evolved into a premier total solutions provider offering inventory management, reverse logistics and return & repair center depot services partnering with companies like Microsoft, TargusRemington,  Cerwin Vega and more.  Remarketing their OEMs’ bstocks and returns stamped with an OEM-authorized “Recertified by Segue  mark guarantees that the remanufacturing of the product has undergone rigorous  testing that meet or exceed the original equipment manufacturer’s standards.

Higher ROI for OEM At-Risk Inventory

What makes Segue the valid solution to manufacturing companies is the value-add it brings in the handling and delivery of their partner’s b-stock disposition process.  The company is not just a mere broker or a distributor, but it acts as the extension of its partners, bringing to them the same objectives and solutions of (1) maximizing asset recovery (2) cost reduction (3) mitigation of channel conflict and, (2) protection of corporate brand and image.  Following this unique business model gives Segue the better advantage over the auction and bid method of providing the best revenue return and long-term solutions to their OEM partners.  By bringing problem inventories quickly to the secondary market through their well-established alternative distribution channel, the company has long enjoyed long-term partnership with the world’s major companies, makers of quality, well-known brands, from  consumer computers and electronics, to personal grooming, even chemical cleaners.

If you are an OEM considering 3PL outsourcing, you may contact the company at steve.vertun@seguecorp.com for more information.

Media:                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Maria Lim, telephone (949) 589-5040

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Excess Inventory Management Company

Posted by bstocks on 06/16/2009

Are you an OEM looking for a customized total solutions to your at-risk inventory? Are you considering the outsourcing of any of your asset disposition & current reverse logistics operations? Displeased with the result of having used the auction /bid method which not only provided a low return, but overexposed your products and brand causing a rapid decline in the market value of both of your A and B inventories?

 

Segue Corporation, the industry’s foremost leader in the remarketing of excess inventory, is an OEM driven, end-to-end, turn-key reverse logistics solution providing additional services of refurbishment, warranty, and customer returns processing. The company remarkets major brands of computer and consumer electronic product. Its prime focus is moving their OEM partner’s excess and stagnant inventories out the door in a fast turn-around. By bringing problem inventories quickly to the secondary market through their well-established alternative distribution channel, the company has long enjoyed long-term partnership with major companies such as Microsoft, Targus, Cerwin Vega, DuPont and Remington among others. Today’s current economic environment is becoming increasingly challenging. There is an unprecedented push by manufacturers to outsource reverse logistics and remarketing services for at-risk inventories in order to free up resources for all forward logistics issues. With the ever increasing fuel prices and with higher prices predicted in the near future, majority of manufacturers are seeking even more to reduce freight costs and incremental touch times of inventories to increase overall ROI. The reason for this need to outsource reverse logistics is to free up available resources which can be utilized for A-stock objectives. But even with this critical need, still, manufacturers are aware that to outsource this type of service requires their criteria to be met. They continue to require and demand greater control over where and how their at-risk products are sold to avoid damaging their A-stock values. What makes Segue the valid solution to manufacturing companies is the value-add it brings in the handling of its b-stocks disposition process. The company acts as the extension of its partners bringing to them the same objectives and solutions of (1) maximizing asset recovery (2) cost reduction (3) mitigation of channel conflict and, (2) protection of corporate brand and image- that comes with a stamp of approval from inventory holders that identify the long-term value of a partnership. Following this unique business model gives Segue the better advantage over the auction and bid method of providing the best revenue return and long-term solutions to their OEM partners. Segue’s strategy in delivering solutions has been streamlining, selecting and supporting only a limited number of Partners for an extended period of time. This ensures that there is no dilution in the quality of the services delivered and allows them to provide only the highest levels of focused service available to their valued partners. Their partners are from the industry’s best known manufacturers in the field of consumer, computer electronics and software.

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