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Distribution Management acquires Premier Distribution Management

4 Dec, 2015

Supplies Network Sister Company Expands

St. Louis, Missouri – December 3, 2015 – Distribution Management (DM), parent organization to Supplies Network — a national wholesale distributor of business imaging products and services, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Premier Distribution Management (PDM), a Chicago-based company operating as a Foreign Trade Zone specializing in international distribution and mailing services.

The move will enhance the international capabilities of DM Fulfillment, the third-party logistics division of  DM and sister company to Supplies Network. These complementary capabilities will round out its highly efficient U.S. distribution footprint, supporting speed to customer or shelf both domestically and into key markets such as the UK, Europe, Canada and Australia. Likewise, PDM’s international customer base will benefit from improved service levels and advanced Omni-Channel technology integrations to support and expand their business in the U.S.

“We’re excited to become part of the DM family,” said Steve Schultz, CEO and founder of PDM. “DM is truly at the forefront of innovation and technology in distribution and I’m confident PDM customers will benefit. It’s clear the DM Management team and all the staff we’ve become acquainted with are passionate about their business.”

Sean Fleming, CEO of Distribution Management, had this to say about the collaboration, “The added capability brought by PDM enhances our services portfolio by not only increasing our speed to markets abroad, but also adding expertise in the areas of supplemental international postal delivery resources. Our goal in both DM divisions — DM Fulfillment and Supplies Network — is to maximize the value we offer our customers. We do that by providing holistic, cost-effective distribution solutions to companies seeking a competitive advantage and we consider this yet another step toward achieving that goal.”

Steve Schultz and his team will continue to operate PDM’s facilities in the Chicago region primarily for small package international shipping for both existing PDM clients as well as DM clients. Product for U.S. shipping will be eligible to transfer to ideal DM distribution center locations based on client needs or potential gains in operational efficiencies and service levels.

About Distribution Management
Distribution Management is a national technology, fulfillment and distribution provider specializing in automated order
handling, fulfillment and shipping of small package goods. DM is able to reach 99% of the U.S. within one to two days from
its four strategically located distribution centers. DM’s order accuracy rate of 99.9% is reflective of the operational
excellence and efficiencies that have resulted from significant investment in technology and a dedicated IT development
staff specializing in integration, automation and real-time reporting. The company operates Supplies Network, a wholesale
distributor offering IT consumables, equipment and an award-winning Managed Print Services program, as well as DM
Fulfillment, an Omni-Channel, value-add fulfillment provider. Visit www.suppliesnetwork.com or www.dmfulfillment.com
to learn more.

About PDM
Premier Distribution Management (PDM) operates as a Foreign Trade Zone as well as an international mailing company. Having direct mailing contracts with the world’s leading postal authorities, PDM is uniquely positioned to offer the fastest and most economical supply chain from the U.S.A. to the key markets of UK, Europe, Canada and Australia. Areas of expertise include small parcel fulfillment of media, entertainment, health and beauty products, and proteins and supplements for companies ranging in size from e-commerce startups to Fortune 100. For more information visit http://www.pdmdelivers.com

For further information or to schedule interviews please contact:
Distribution Management
Bill Erpelding, Director of Marketing
Phone: (314)720-3222

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