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Marine Corps Exchange Selects enVista as Its Jesta I.S. ERP Implementation Partner

This strategic partnership is set to drive innovation and operational excellence in Marine Corps Exchange’s retail operations

INDIANAPOLIS (April XX, 2024) – enVista, a leading supply chain and enterprise solutions provider, is excited to announce that Marine Corps Community Services (MCCS) has selected enVista to implement Jesta I.S.’s Vision Suite Merchandising Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) System. enVista’s retail consulting team has significant experience and expertise in guiding leading retailers in optimizing their merchandising strategies, operations, supply chains and more. This project will span all 160 of MCCS’s Marine Corps Exchange (MCX) stores.

After selecting Jesta’s Merchandising ERP, MCCS embarked on a search for the right consulting partner to implement the new technology into its MCX network, involving an extensive request for proposal (RFP) process. Upon deliberation, MCCS opted to leverage enVista’s functional and technical retail expertise, change management and data strategy experience and its decades of experience implementing retail technology, selecting enVista as its implementation partner.

enVista’s SVP of Microsoft and Retail, Gene Bornac, said, “As businesses increasingly rely on advanced technology to drive efficiency, scalability and growth, the role of a trusted implementation partner has become indispensable. At enVista, we pride ourselves on our ability to navigate complex implementation projects with precision and expertise. We are deeply honored to have been recommended by our valued partner, Jesta I.S., to lead the Marine Corps Exchange’s Merchandising ERP implementation. This partnership exemplifies our commitment to delivering transformative results and empowering organizations to achieve their strategic objectives.”

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enVista Launches Mobile & Edge Technology Solutions Practice

enVista’s Mobile & Edge Technology Solutions Practice empowers operations through connected workers, technologies, applications and processes at the intelligent edge of business

INDIANAPOLIS (April 17, 2024) – enVista, a leading supply chain and enterprise solutions provider, today announces the launch of its new Mobile & Edge Technology Solutions Practice. This expanded offering enhances enVista’s supply chain expertise automation with mobile computing and other edge technologies to help businesses unlock the power of their data and improve workflows and performance. enVista’s experienced solution architects can help assess existing technology landscapes, analyze workflows and guide in selecting and deploying the right modern edge technology products for connected workers and operations.

enVista offers a full array of professional services, including management and support of edge technologies, to reduce risk and ensure optimal execution, performance and data capture throughout the system lifecycle.

enVista’s Senior Director of Managed Services, Steve Philips, said, “Industry leaders are increasingly investing in edge technologies like mobile computing, barcoding, RFID, IoT sensors, machine vision and more. When considering such technologies, it is vital to have a trusted partner that will guide you through assessment, deployment, integration, management and support. We are excited to add such a focused team of experts that naturally enhances the end-to-end supply chain solutions enVista delivers for our clients.”

enVista partners strategically with key technology providers including Zebra, Cisco, Honeywell and SOTI to bring the full spectrum of offerings to its customers.


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Longtime enVista CEO and Co-Founder, Jim Barnes, Returns as CEO to Lead enVista’s Next Chapter of Growth

Barnes departed the company 18 months ago as part of the acquisition of enVista’s software solutions and replaces current CEO John Stitz who plans to retire.

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (March 11, 2024) – enVista, a leading supply chain consulting, automation and enterprise business solutions provider, announced today CEO John Stitz will retire and that its longtime CEO, Jim Barnes, is returning to lead enVista’s next chapter of innovation and growth. Barnes co-founded the company in 2002 and served as enVista’s CEO for 20 years until the acquisition of enVista’s software offerings in September of 2022, at which time enVista co-founder John Stitz assumed the role of CEO. Stitz has announced his plans to retire after 22 years with enVista.

Stitz said, “It has been an incredible honor and privilege to positively impact enVista’s global associates, clients and communities all of these years. When I co-founded the company with Jim in 2002, I never dreamt we’d achieve this level of growth trajectory and industry strength. I want to express my deepest gratitude to our incredible associates, clients and partners. It has been an amazing ride, and it is bittersweet to retire from the company and industry I love. I hope to see many of you at MODEX this week.”

Stitz continued, “I look forward to spending more time with my wonderful family, and I am confident I leave enVista in capable hands with Jim.”

Barnes said, “This is an exciting time to return to enVista and to help our clients solve their global supply chain, technology and enterprise business challenges to maximize competitive advantage. I look forward to meeting with our clients and partners at enVista’s MODEX booth #C7279 in Georgia this week and to connecting with our exceptional associates who make up the best part of enVista.”

Barnes continued, “I also want to share my thanks and deep gratitude to my partner and co-founder of 22 years, John Stitz. We have made many incredible memories and delivered untold successes together. I wish John and his family the very best as he begins his next chapter.”

Schedule a meeting with Jim Barnes at MODEX 2024.

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enVista’s Thomas Stretar Named Two-Time Food Logistics Rock Star of the Supply Chain

Stretar is recognized for his achievements, hard work and vision, which have helped to shape global cold food supply chains

INDIANAPOLIS (February 12, 2023) – enVista, a leading supply chain and enterprise solutions provider, today announces that Food Logistics has named enVista’s Vice President of Technology and Labor Practice Leader, Thomas Stretar, a 2024 Rock Star of the Supply Chain in the Lifetime Achievement category. Stretar is recognized for his outstanding contributions in the supply chain space over his 30-year tenure in the industry.

In his role, Stretar manages a team of technology consultants, leading the team in completing critical labor and warehouse-related projects for clients across all industries, including the cold food chain. Among Stretar’s clients are U.S.-based multinational food, snack and beverage corporations, U.S.-based multinational food manufacturing companies and more. Stretar’s team recently completed a labor management system implementation for The Golf Warehouse, resulting in a 33 percent decrease in cost-per-unit, a 7.5 hour increase in production for receiving per day, a 28 percent decrease in headcount and a 9.3 percent increase in lines per head.

enVista’s CEO, John Stitz, said, “It brings me great pleasure to see Tom receive this award for the second time in recognition of his immeasurable impact on enVista and his supply chain clients over his 15 years with enVista. Tom has proven to be not only a trusted advisor for his clients, but a valued mentor for his team. To work with Tom is to see first-hand true passion for growing and improving the future of the supply chain. Congratulations, Tom!”

Editor-in-Chief of Food Logistics and Supply & Demand Chain Executive, Marina Mayer, said, “Supply chain rock stars are the backbone of the cold food chain. The words used to describe many of this year’s winners range from collaborative, passionate, innovative and forward-thinking to inspired, driven and dependable. These winners continue to go above and beyond to improve food safety, enhance efficiency and overcome supply chain disruptions.”

Recipients of this year’s award will be profiled in Food Logistics’ Jan/Feb 2024 print issue. View the full list of winners and learn more about other Food Logistics’ awards.


About Food Logistics

Food Logistics reaches more than 26,000 supply chain executives in the global food and beverage industries, including executives in the food sector (growers, producers, manufacturers, wholesalers and grocers) and the logistics section (transportation, warehousing, distribution, software and technology) who share a mutual interest in the operations and business aspects of the global cold food supply chain. Food Logistics also operates SCN Summit and Women in Supply Chain Forum. Go to www.FoodLogistics.com to learn more.


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