LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. — Encompass Supply Chain Solutions Inc., a provider of replacement parts and supply chain services for a diverse range of product brands, has finalized the build out of a new warehouse complex near Fort Lauderdale, Florida, intended to support extensive company growth.
Two years after doubling the size of its existing distribution center in Davie, Florida, Encompass reached maximum capacity and decided to develop a nearby larger facility at 3410 Davie Road within the new Davie Business Center complex. The company completed moving and is now fully operational at its new locale ideally situated close to major interstates and shipping ports.
Beyond warehouse staff, Encompass’ Florida team comprises purchasing, IT, business development, and accounting. When fully staffed, the facility can hold about 75 employees.
The south Florida locale is also the company’s main distribution point for parts supply to Latin America. Encompass maintains other distribution centers in Las Vegas and Atlanta.
Robert Coolidge, president and CEO, Encompass, said the decision to build followed consecutive record-setting quarters of transactional volume for the company. Growth in the appliance vertical, with recent warranty authorizations, such as Samsung, was a driving factor as well as a surge in support for key customer segments, like home warranty, extended warranty, and multifamily property management. Encompass also manages the parts supply chain for a number of brands, including Sony, Panasonic, Braun, Philips, and others.
The extra space will be used to increase the company’s inventory position and accommodate adequate operational staff to serve major regional clients. To support local customers, the facility will feature fully stocked counter sales.
“As we get ready to launch a number of exciting new customer programs and services in 2019, this facility will help support our continued expansion,” said Coolidge. “Beyond providing the infrastructure necessary to stock and manage sufficient inventory for our customers, it helps reinforce redundancy for reliable business continuity for our entire footprint.”
As the facility is based in an ideal climate for air conditioning repairs, Encompass is working to build its HVAC parts availability, said Coolidge.
“Encompass has been concentrating on further developing our HVAC vertical, so we can offer convenient same-day parts delivery to area repair businesses,” he said.
Encompass is also preparing to release a special app that will help field technicians track and maintain popular repair parts within their service vehicles later this year. This “truck stock” app will enable techs to conveniently place orders online with Encompass and quickly replenish inventory.
“We are constantly exploring ideas to help our customers be more successful,” said Coolidge. “Anything we can do to make their lives easier is a win-win.”
For more information, visit www.encompass.com.
Publication date: 01/10/18