Corsicana Celebrating 50th Anniversary

by Giving Back

In honor of its 50th anniversary, leading mattress manufacturer Corsicana Mattress will celebrate the milestone by launching “Corsicana Mattress Cares,” an employee-driven initiative to donate products to charities in each of its plant communities.

The anniversary celebrations began in February at all 10 of Corsicana’s plant facilities across the country. Each factory will collect items for underprivileged members of their communities through a local charity selected by the employees in neighboring cities.

Each quarterly initiative will be implemented by the company’s employee engagement committee. The committee, led by Beverly Robinson, executive assistant/committee chair, and Carla Weber, human resources director/committee HR liaison, will organize and facilitate donation sites. Corsicana and its employees are committed to turning these year-long initiatives into permanent, annual initiatives moving forward.

“We felt that during this unique and challenging time in our nation’s history, the most appropriate way to celebrate this corporate milestone was to help those in our community most in need,” said Michael Thompson, chief executive officer of Corsicana Mattress. “With donation boxes to be set up across the U.S., we can reach thousands of people over the course of a year and make a lasting impact on our communities. I’m so proud of our employees for coming together and helping us do the right thing in the communities where we live and work.”

“Corsicana employees are special people, dedicated to our company, but equally committed to the communities where they live and work. It’s an honor for me to work with Carla and the hundreds of other colleagues in our organization to help those in need,” said Robinson.

Activities and other community outreach related to the donations will take place throughout the year leading up to Corsicana’s official 50th anniversary in December.

Founded in 1971 in Corsicana, Texas, Corsicana Mattress operates factories across the country and has become one of the mattress industry’s largest manufacturers. The company offers a full range of promotional and step-up products that feature the latest in sleep technology, including innerspring, memory foam and hybrid models. The company also has a mattress-in-a-box line that simplifies delivery. Corsicana leverages its national manufacturing presence to provide industry-leading quality, value, delivery and customer service. Its mission is to provide hard-working Americans with innovative and affordable sleep products that improve their quality of life.

Source: Corsicana Celebrating 50th Anniversary by Giving Back, BedTimes

Storis Releases Version 10.5 with
Comprehensive Replenishment Tool

Retail software provider Storis has released version 10.5 of its popular platform, introducing its all-new Comprehensive Replenishment Tool. The interactive tool provides a real-time view of a retailer’s supply so they have the data to purchase the optimal inventory quantities needed to meet demand while preserving open-to-buy dollars.

Comprehensive Replenishment is just one of 30 new features in Storis’ latest release, available to its partners as part of their complimentary upgrade program. Storis partners can schedule their upgrades to 10.5 which will begin in late April

Comprehensive Replenishment uses a retailer’s true supply as its foundation for making recommendations. This includes on-hand quantities, incoming Purchase Orders, and transfers to the related purchasing location. Two additional replenishment strategies can also be run independently in this new user interface. Stock Level Replenishment uses the desired minimum or safety stock levels for each product as guidelines. Allocated Order Replenishment looks at backorder needs and generates reserved Purchase Orders to fulfill specific Sales Order requirements.

Buyers have everything they need for purchasing precision at their fingertips. This flexible tool enables the adjustment of quantities up or down to reflect the buyer’s own intel when needed. Buyers can even set pre- defined settings for the vendors and categories that they manage to automatically run these Replenishment types as scheduled processes.

“Storis’ Comprehensive Replenishment Tool provides an intelligent process to utilize all the data in the Storis system to help merchandisers order exactly what they need when they need it. By using this tool, retailers can avoid both under and over buying for precise use of their resources,” said Fiona Richardson, product management lead, Storis.

Beiter’s Home Center beta tested the new release. Their IT Manager, David Woodley commented on the experience, “The redesign of Storis’ Replenishment Tool delivers a fresh User Interface while adding valuable new features. The new Comprehensive approach to replenishment provides relevant Storis Releases Version 10.5 with Comprehensive Replenishment Tool data for decision making. Having the ability to adjust the actual product quantities before finalizing the Purchase Order provides precise control. It has been an exciting experience to be working with Storis on the new redesign.”

Another timely new feature allows retailers to define handling fees in a delivery charge table. The appropriate fees will be calculated into the total delivery charge based on the handling method chosen such as white glove vs. curbside/threshold.

The final enhancement highlighted here enables retailers to delete a customer’s Personal Identifying Information or PII in accordance with the California Consumer Privacy Act or CCPA. If a customer requests the removal of their PII and the retailer has validated that they do not need the data for a valid business purpose, the retailer can easily delete the PII from Storis. The customer will be anonymized, and non-personal business records will remain in the system for accurate accounting.

Source: Storis Releases Version 10.5 with Comprehensive Replenishment Tool, Home Furnishings Business


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