Brightpoint, Inc., said this week that it is consolidating its Touchstone Wireless operations from Bristol, Tenn., into its existing facilities in Fort Worth, Tex. and Plainfield, Ind.
There’s a lot that can go wrong between the time a manufacturer finishes making a cell phone and when the dealer receives it, which is a why a lot of them look to a company like Brightpoint. Not a household name, Brightpoint bills itself as the “last mile” in the wireless distribution and supply chain, with a constant focus on driving costs out of the channel by streamlining processes and improving systems. Its roster of clients is a Who’s Who of the wireless industry (basically every carrier you’ve ever heard of, sans Verizon Wireless and AT&T). And now Brightpoint is global. The