April 27, 2011

BLUE HAWK Welcomes IDEA as a Solution Partner

BLUE HAWK welcomed IDEA as a new solution partner this month. IDEA will offer its community a lower- cost solution to communicate via electronic data interchange (EDI) with their vendors; members will have access to IDEA’s Industry Data Exchange (IDX).

BLUE HAWK was established to ensure the survival and growth of the Independent HVAC/R/R Distributor. BLUE HAWK allows independent businesses to use their combined purchasing power to attain competitive pricing for the goods and services they use. At a time when the relentless expansion of manufacturer-owned distributor networks and large corporation-owned distributor chains is intensifying, independently-owned operations have turned to BLUE HAWK to help level the playing field with these large competitors.

The members of BLUE HAWK benefit from far more than purchasing power alone. They benefit from other services available through cooperative membership such as improved marketing channels, public relations, lobbying efforts, educational and training programs, networking opportunities, sharing of ‘best business practices’ and technology support. Find out more at www.bluehawk.coop.  

IDEA representatives will be at the Solution Center at the BLUE HAWK Annual Conference in San Diego this week answering questions and educating the community on B2B eCommerce best practices.