Iris Opens Door for Future Growth


Distributor Wire’s software development team recently created the latest in digital wire and cable inventory tracking, receiving and order fulfillment.  The Inventory Receiving & Identification System, or Iris, virtually guarantees correct order procesing and receiving for the DWC Cable Distribution Centers. 

“We interviewed over a dozen different software companies to potentially outsource the most advanced bar coding and inventory management systems available today,” remarked Sheila Gentile, head of operations at DWC.  “Ultimately, we decided to build it ourselves based on our specific needs and to increase the overall value of our technology.”

Iris allows for real-time receiving, order processing and tracking of inventory by utilizing the very latest in software and hardware technology including making each cable distribution center a fully wireless facility.  In addition, logistical personnel will holster a Motorola MC9090 Pocket PC plus a Zebra QL Direct Thermal Mobile Printer.  This allows for instant receiving and order fulfillment from anywhere inside their centers. 

“We have ambitious growth plans,” were the comments of Tyler Waggoner, head of the IT division at DWC.  “Iris ensures our technology is scalable enough to precisely manage our growing multi-million dollar inventory as well as future distribution centers.”

Iris is a key component in DWC’s newest Cable Distribution Center (CDC) in Kent, WA set to open on September 1, 2011. 

“This new technology has streamlined the order entry to shipping point process allowing for our remote distribution centers to function at the same high level of our corporate headquarters in Denver,” commented Eddie Ervin, head of logistics at DWC.   “In the end, this is the future of our logistical centers and the customer will be the big winner.”