Pet Food Experts Selects HIMPACT by Herlitz Inventory Management to Manage Daily Forecasting and Purchasing Solutions for its 4,500 Retail Partners in 34 States

Pet Food Experts signed with Herlitz Inventory Management to deliver more efficient and more profitable solutions for its forecasting and purchasing process.

November 19, 2020, Cambridge, MA – Herlitz Inventory Management, leading innovator in scientific demand forecasting, replenishment, and optimization, announced Pet Food Experts has selected HIMPACT as its new purchasing system. After a rigorous research and selection process, Pet Foods Experts determined the best solution for their purchasing and forecasting needs was HIMPACT.

“Our team has the highest regard for the buying and IT teams at Pet Food Experts,” stated Carl Herlitz, President & CEO of Herlitz Inventory Management. “With HIMPACT fully in place, Pet Food Experts will be able to streamline their trade show ordering, virtual or otherwise, while simultaneously optimizing their replenishment inventory. This will improve both profit margins and daily efficiency for buyers.”

Pet Food Experts was actively looking for a new forecasting and purchasing solution. During that search, it received a referral from a current Herlitz Inventory Management client who shared the value of HIMPACT. Therefore, in early 2020, Pet Food Experts included Herlitz Inventory Management in its search and selection process. After narrowing it down to three vendors, HIMPACT rose to the top as the solution with the best overall ROI, features, and benefits.

Brian Wyrostek, Pet Food Experts Director of Inventory Management said, “We carefully evaluated various aspects of multiple solutions and HIMPACT was ultimately selected. We took a long time before deciding between these forecasting and purchasing solutions because of the impact it would have on our operations and bottom line. We are confident HIMPACT is the best choice.”

“Similar to many of our grocery customers, Pet Food Experts drives significant demand via promotions and through their biannual trade shows,” added Herlitz. “HIMPACT’s tools for managing these events with ease appealed to the buying team.”

Pet Food Experts Purchasing Manager Phylicia Proulx commented, “My team and I are really looking forward to using HIMPACT. We know this will simplify our buying process and remove the tedious tasks that previously bogged us down. Just in our first week of training, we saw how intuitive and user-friendly the interface is. We now have all of the important data points to make decisions quickly is in one place. We look forward to seeing improvements to the entire supply chain, ultimately helping our Vendor partners plan more effectively while continuing to improve service levels for our customers & end consumers.”

To learn more about Herlitz Inventory Management, visit the Herlitz Inventory Management website or call (617) 871-9001.

About Pet Food Experts

Pet Food Experts proudly delivers pet food and supplies exclusively to independent pet retailers out of five distribution centers located in Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Colorado, and Washington State. With over 4,500+ retail partners in 34 states, it serves a wide variety of retailers facing their own unique challenges, from multi-store chains in Washington to farm & feed stores in rural Maine.

Long before Pet Food Experts established its reputation as a trusted partner for independent pet retailers, the company was founded by independent pet retailers! The Baker family’s love of the pet industry began in 1936 when Michael Baker’s great-grandfather opened a pet store in the basement of his home, specializing in selling live fish. Over the next 80 years, the business evolved into a chain of independently owned pet stores and grew into a distributor of pet products from coast to coast.

About Herlitz Inventory Management

Founded in 2009, Herlitz Inventory Management (Herlitz IM) provides tightly integrated Demand Forecasting, Order Optimization, Promotion, and Forward Buying. Herlitz’s innovative designs are an industry-standard; used by thousands of companies to optimize inventory.

With end-to-end visibility and new insights, HIMPACT is uniquely suited to today’s marketplace, delivering optimized buying quantities, highly satisfied customers, and tighter inventory management.