Gloucester, Mass. -- TradeStone Software announced that Family Dollar Stores has gone live with TradeStone's Collaborative Sourcing and Supplier Community Management solutions. The implementation was done in only 100 days.
“In my years at Family Dollar, I don't know of an application that's been up as fast as we got TradeStone up and running," said Scott Zucker, VP IT solutions, Family Dollar Stores, Matthews, N.C.
Family Dollar is in an aggressive growth phase and global sourcing is one of its top strategic initiatives. The discounter has also opened two overseas offices and having a system in place to manage sourcing, in a short time frame, was critical.
-- The TradeStone solutions enabled Family Dollar to increase collaboration, not only internally among users with the additional visibility, but within their supplier community as well.
The application has helped Family Dollar drive to a higher level of information, product specifications and objectives with their expanding supplier base.
-- Family Dollar was able to use TradeStone's standardized integration templates to layer and leverage their existing technology investments including Oracle, SAP and Retek without having to go through a "rip and replace" effort.