Klein Tools, Inc., Lincolnshire, Ill., said it has selected Pan-Pro LLC, Tinley Park., Ill., to provide supply-chain optimization services.

“Our goal for working with our channel partners is simple; grow mutual sales and profits,” says John McDevitt, executive vice president of Klein. “Unit sales growth combined with operational cost reductions drives profit performance for our channel partners. We rigorously evaluated several VMI solutions and providers against five criteria critical to Klein Tools: subject matter expertise, company culture, risk, marketing support and total cost of ownership. Pan-Pro's VMI system stood out as the clear leader and best fit for Klein Tools in all categories.”

Pan-Pro's proprietary supply channel optimization (SCO) services enable quick, effective decision-making on product mix, McDevitt added.

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