Annual Program Also Honors Pitney Bowes Management Services, Technical Services Group (TSG), Document Sciences and RR Donnelly
RICHMOND, Va., Dec. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Genworth Financial, Inc.
(NYSE: GNW) recently awarded its second annual Strategic Supplier of the Year
Award to Ansafone Communications of Santa Ana, CA.
"The purpose of our program is to foster and reward innovation, continuous
improvement and cost performance," said Sena Kwawu, vice president, global
sourcing. "During our eight-year relationship with Ansafone, they have
performed at consistently high service levels. Their interactions with
Genworth policyholders are efficient but caring, and help differentiate the
Genworth brand every day."
"Ansafone is tremendously pleased to be given this prestigious award,"
said Randy Harmat, Ansafone president and chief executive officer. "To be
chosen from the many esteemed strategic suppliers providing a service to
Genworth is a great honor. Like Genworth, Ansafone has been committed to
providing top-notch customer service for more than 35 years."
Genworth hosted more than 80 representatives from 36 strategic suppliers
at a best practice sharing session, focused on globalization and innovation.
"Supplier relationships continue to evolve, and in today's highly
competitive world, both buyers and sellers need long-term collaborative
relationships in order to compete and grow," Kwawu explained. "The Genworth
Strategic Supplier Partnership Initiative provides a great alternative to the
often shortsighted pursuit of near-term price savings and frequent re-bidding
and instead focuses our energy on continuous improvement and long-term cost
performance actions and strategies. The goal is that both parties become the
partners of choice for each other."
The awards are based on Genworth's four core values of performance,
ingenuity, clarity and heart. In addition to the overall award, four other
suppliers won awards in each core value:
Performance: Document Sciences, Carlsbad, CA -- a global provider of
innovative print software solutions
Ingenuity: Pitney Bowes Management Services, Stamford, CT -- a leading
provider of incoming and outgoing mail services along with facilities and
Clarity: Technical Services Group (TSG), Lynchburg, VA -- a family run
business providing inventory management support
Heart: RR Donnelly, Charlotte, NC -- Providing web-based, print on demand,
fulfillment and inventory management.
About Genworth Financial
Genworth is a leading insurance holding company, serving the lifestyle
protection, retirement income, investment and mortgage insurance needs of more
than 15 million customers, and has operations in 24 countries. For more
information, visit http://www.genworth.com.
SOURCE Genworth Financial, Inc.
CONTACT: Tom Topinka of Genworth Financial, Inc.,