Ingram Micro to provide logistics for Telecom New Zealand

Ingram Micro, the world’s largest technology distributor announced today it has signed an agreement with Telecom New Zealand, to provide third-party logistics and supply chain optimization services.

Under the terms of the agreement, Ingram Micro will manage the warehousing and distribution of mobile devices and customer-fixed line hardware from device and hardware suppliers to all telecom channels and channel partners.

“Telecom and Ingram Micro have a long and successful history of partnership with Gen-i, Telecom’s ICT division,” stated Gary Bigwood, managing director, Ingram Micro New Zealand.

“As one of our largest reseller partners, we’ve worked closely with Gen-i on both third-party logistics services and the integration of our respective back-office systems. This agreement is a logical extension of that work and will support Telecom’s strategic objectives to deliver continuous supply chain improvement and efficiency, as a major player in the New Zealand mobility market,” added Bigwood.

This agreement also aligns with Ingram Micro’s long-term growth strategy to expand the company’s business in high growth markets, while increasing its services and solutions capabilities.

“Ingram Micro is currently assembling a dedicated team preparatory to services commencing later this year,” Bigwood added.

Retail chief executive Chris Quin says that Telecom is always looking at how it could operate more efficiently so as to deliver better value and service to its customers, and that the new partnership with Ingram Micro is a win for both organizations.

“This partnership will bring significant efficiencies to our mobile business and moving the strategic sourcing of devices in-house will allow us to streamline our relationships with vendors and maximize any added value that we can pass on to our customers. Ingram Micro is a world-class provider of third-party logistics which has similar systems and processes to those we’re using currently, so we expect a smooth transition without customer impact,” added Quin.

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