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LegrandĀ® Enhances Vendor Managed Inventory for Pass & Seymour Product Line with Datalliance

Distributors and retailers to benefit from leading VMI program


SYRACUSE, NY, April 14, 2014—Legrand, a leading provider of electrical wiring devices and home systems, today announced that it will be implementing a Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) program based on the Datalliance VMI service for its entire Pass & Seymour® product line numbering over 10,000 SKUs.

As a cloud-based solution, the Datalliance VMI service requires no installation or maintenance. The result is a seamless implementation without the added costs of onsite IT support staff or implementation delays.

The VMI service will enable Legrand to rapidly set up an effective process for its extensive customer base, including distributors and retailers, to both manage their inventory of Pass & Seymour SKUs as well as order fulfillment. This will ensure even closer collaboration and relationship building, optimize supply chains and correctly synchronize business objectives. The mutual benefits will include a reduction of inventory with a corresponding increase in sales, enhanced customer service and the rationalization of business operations. As a customer centric brand, all these benefits are important for Legrand.

“Legrand is excited about strengthening our relationship with Datalliance by offering their superior Vendor Managed Inventory model to support the Pass & Seymour product line,” said Pat Davin, Vice President and General Manager, Pass & Seymour, Electrical Wiring Systems Division, Legrand, North America. “We pride ourselves in being a leader in Distributor Service and Support. With VMI, we look to solidify this position through mutual sales growth, accelerated new product penetration, and improved distributor profitability.”

Tom Hoar, Director of Sales at Datalliance commented, “With more than 20 years of experience and 160 global customer sites, we have built up significant intellectual capital in the management of vendor inventory. We look forward to sharing our deep knowledge, with the Pass & Seymour team at Legrand. Our experience shows us that they will rapidly attain all the benefits that our VMI program delivers, and that their extended customer base will also realize tangible benefits once the solution is live.”

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About Legrand

Legrand is the global specialist in electrical and digital building infrastructures. Its comprehensive offering of solutions for use in commercial, industrial and residential markets makes it a benchmark for customers worldwide. Innovation for a steady flow of new products with high added value and acquisitions are prime vectors for growth. Legrand reported sales of close to $5.8 billion in 2012. Legrand has a strong presence in the North American market, with a portfolio of well-known product lines that include Cablofil, Electrorack, Middle Atlantic, NuVo, On-Q, Ortronics, Pass & Seymour, Vantage, Watt Stopper and Wiremold. The company is listed on NYSE Euronext and is a component stock of indexes including the CAC40, FTSE4Good, MSCI World, ASPI and DJSI (ISIN code FR0010307819). www.legrand.us



About Datalliance

Datalliance is the world’s largest independent Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) service provider. Delivered as a cloud-based platform backed by extensive customer service, Datalliance VMI makes it easy for suppliers and their customers to establish sales and inventory management relationships that fully align business objectives, improve collaboration, and streamline supply chain operations. Datalliance manages billions of dollars in orders, millions of SKUs, and thousands of locations worldwide for leading companies in consumer, industrial and healthcare markets. For more information about Datalliance, visit www.datalliance.com.