Company Background

Back in 1921, Sam Blackman opened a small plumbing supply shop in Brooklyn with the promise of offering the best products for the best prices, with a firm commitment to the trade. Today, Blackman has grown into one of the nation’s largest family-owned and managed suppliers of plumbing, heating, industrial, waterworks and HVAC equipment. With 24 fully-stocked branches and showrooms located throughout the metropolitan New York area, Blackman has become a convenient, reliable resource for today’s building and remodeling professionals.

Business Goals

The company’s goals include being the most convenient, reliable resource for today’s building and remodeling professionals.

Challenges

Over the years, Blackman Plumbing has experienced significant growth. As the industry shifts and the customers become more demanding, companies of all sizes struggle to keep up. This was the case for Blackman Plumbing who was consistently growing and adding new branches. Another issue facing the company was the manual effort that went into moving shipping data from the carrier provided software solution to the back office ERP software solution (Mincron). The two solutions were on different hardware platforms, adding yet another level of complexity to the issue.

Continue reading how Varsity helped Blackman with a shipping software solution here.

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