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Encompass Expands Supply Chain Management Support Services to Sony Electronics

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga., April 27, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Encompass Supply Chain Solutions, Inc., a leading provider of forward and reverse logistics for a diverse range of finished goods and replacement parts, today announced it has moved into the final phase of implementing a comprehensive spare parts supply chain management program for Sony Electronics.

Encompass will begin as early as June 2016 sourcing parts and accessories directly from Sony factories overseas, assuming responsibility for all inventory, including planning and purchasing. Encompass supplies Sony parts to other distributors, Sony’s authorized service network, service dealers, third-party administrators, international affiliates, and end users through its distribution facilities in Florida and Georgia.

“Encompass is gratified to have gained Sony’s confidence through successful implementation of phase one of our parts supply chain management program,” said Robert Coolidge, Encompass president and CEO. “As we reach the end of the program transition period, we remain firmly committed to providing superior service to the Sony service network and end users.”

Tim McGowan, vice president of the Sony North America Consumer Service, added “Encompass has proven their value as a partner by working with Sony to develop a long-term sustainable strategy to provide the customer support you would expect to see from an industry leader like Sony. Sony is pleased with our decision to leverage Encompass’ capabilities to maintain a strong parts supply chain.”

About Sony Electronics

Headquartered in San Diego, Sony Electronics is a leading provider of audio/video electronics and information technology products for the consumer and professional markets. Operations include research and development, engineering, sales, marketing, distribution and customer service.

Sony is noted for a wide range of consumer audio/visual products, such as the BRAVIA® 4K Ultra HD, 3D and high-definition televisions, Cyber-shot® compact cameras, Alpha Interchangeable Lens Cameras, Handycam® camcorders, high-resolution audio products and portable audio products. Sony is also a leading manufacturer of audio/video technologies for broadcast, live production and B2B applications, highlighted by the CineAlta™ 4K cameras, SXRD™ 4K digital projectors, XDCAM line of tapeless technologies and a range of A/V professional products and accessories.

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About Encompass Supply Chain Solutions, Inc.

Encompass is a market leader in forward and reverse supply chain management and high-tech repair services for a diverse and expanding range of consumer electronics, computer, major appliances and imaging products. Encompass provides end-to-end solutions for OEMs, retailers, independent dealers and third-party administrators.

Encompass manages all stages of the product lifecycle, including finished goods and replacement parts logistics, board repair and product refurbishment services, returns management, asset value recovery and eco-friendly disposal. For more information, please visit encompass.com and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Kristin Hurst Director of Marketing Ph: 954.474.0325 khurst@encompass.com

Source:Encompass Supply Chain Solutions, Inc.