Independent Suppliers Group, the largest nationwide member-owned business products cooperative, announced S.P. Richards Co., a leading Independent Nationwide Wholesale Distributor, will begin operating ISG’s famed RDC (Regional Distribution Centers) model program, which has been a key purchasing component within ISG membership since its launch in 2004.
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INDEPENDENT SUPPLIERS GROUP (ISG) ANNOUNCES
NEW RDC PROGRAM ENHANCEMENTS
Rosemont, IL – June 7, 2021—Independent Suppliers Group, the largest nationwide member-owned business products cooperative, announced S.P. Richards Co., a leading Independent Nationwide Wholesale Distributor, will begin operating ISG’s famed RDC (Regional Distribution Centers) model program, which has been a key purchasing component within ISG membership since its launch in 2004. Since inception, this RDC model has afforded ISG members the opportunity to enjoy purchasing efficiencies, which include consolidating items from multiple manufacturers on a single PO, next day delivery and low minimums, all at a low freight pre-paid level. Equally as important, the RDC model allows members to support manufacturers, while maintaining direct buy cost and receiving full direct buy manufacturer rebates. This model enables the members of ISG to remain competitive and profitable. Over the coming weeks, ISG will be conducting several virtual meetings to explain to its membership the specific details about the new program, as well as the benefits members gain by utilizing the program. These seminars will also focus on ordering procedures, item availability and manufacturer rebate information. All ISG members will have account numbers assigned to utilize this new program.
“Throughout the RDC’s lengthy history, so many ISG members have commented about how vital the RDC program has become to their “go to market” strategies, as well as their overall operating models. This program has been and will remain, a critical component of ISG’s value proposition for the member and vendor partner participants,” says Jordan Kudler, Chairman of the Board of ISG, “and with recent volatility in today’s marketplace, creating efficiencies for all involved is paramount. By uniting with SPR for this next chapter of the RDC, we believe this new agreement will help reduce some of the market disruptive challenges that we continue to encounter. The combination of our merged groups (TriMega, ISG & Pinnacle) and SPR’s extensive distribution network will provide our membership with the tools that they need to effectively compete and to continue moving forward in their respective marketplace”.
Yancey Jones, Executive Chairman of S.P. Richards Co. said, “We are excited to be partnering with ISG and its membership on this vital program. We consider this the beginning of a strategic relationship between us, ISG and our supplier partners to improve cost of goods, increase access to products and brands that end-users want, while delivering product to the market in the most cost-efficient manner.”
Founded in 1977, Independent Suppliers Group is a leading global organization providing sales, marketing support and purchasing power for the community based independent business products dealer. The organization’s members are located throughout the U.S. and in 6 foreign countries. Collectively, Independent Suppliers Group members produce $7 billion in end-user sales. For more information, please contact Independent Suppliers Group headquarters (Phone: 847-699-3330; or visit the Independent Suppliers Group website at www.isg.coop).
About S.P. Richards Co.
Serving customers for over 170 years, we at S.P. Richards have established ourselves as one of North America’s largest independent wholesale distributors of JanSan, breakroom, furniture, office supplies and business technology products.