World's Top Technology Distributor Honors IT Vendors for Best-in-Class Logistics Performance, Efficiency Gains and Operational Excellence
SANTA ANA, CA, May 08, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) --Celebrating the success of its North America IT vendor partners,
Ingram Micro Inc. (NYSE: IM) today announced its 2012 Supply Chain
Awards of Excellence. The annual logistics awards recognize the
outstanding performance, improved efficiency and operational
excellence of 13 Ingram Micro technology vendor partners in the U.S.
"Supply chain performance is a determining factor that demonstrates
an IT vendor's commitment and discipline when it comes to quality
control, cost management and market logistics," says Robert Gifford,
executive vice president, global logistics, Ingram Micro. "These
awards honor those IT vendors that teamed with Ingram Micro to become
best-in-class and achieve operational excellence."
In selecting the 2012 Supply Chain Awards of Excellence, Ingram Micro
established a baseline for each vendor and then tracked and
benchmarked the vendor's performance throughout the year. Winners
were selected in three distinct categories: Best-in-Class Logistics,
Outstanding Overall Supply Chain Improvement and Outstanding
Performance in Damage Reduction.
-- Best-in-Class Logistics Performance: Winners in this category are
among the most efficient suppliers to Ingram Micro, shipping
damage-free and on time via the correct modes of transportation and
demonstrating a high-quality of workmanship.
-- U.S. - Hewlett Packard - Imaging & Printing Group
-- Canada - D-Link Networks
-- Outstanding Overall Supply Chain Improvement: Vendors recognized in
this class significantly improved damage-in-transit metrics and
routing guide compliance, as well as increased available inventory
while reducing receiving labor expenses, freight and logistics costs.
-- U.S. - Canon U.S. A. Inc., Cisco, Okidata and Samsung
-- Canada - APC by Schneider Electric, Okidata and Samsung
-- Outstanding Performance in Damage Reduction: The following technology
vendors greatly reduced product waste by adhering to more stringent
packaging engineering standards, enhancing material flow through
transportation networks and adopting other proven waste management
-- U.S. - Juniper Networks and Liebert, a division of Emerson Network
-- Canada - Acer and Lexmark
"It's an honor to play such an important role in the success of our
vendors and recognize the operational and supply chain achievements
of these technology leaders during the past year," says Keith
Bradley, president, Ingram Micro North America. "As the IT channel's
most valued distribution partner, Ingram Micro takes great pride in
enabling our vendors to maximize operational efficiencies and set new
standards of excellence."
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About Ingram Micro Inc.
As a vital link in the technology value
chain, Ingram Micro creates sales and profitability opportunities for
vendors and resellers through unique marketing programs, outsourced
logistics, technical and financial support, managed and cloud-based
services, and product aggregation and distribution. The company is
the only global broad-based IT distributor, serving more than 145
countries on six continents with the world's most comprehensive
portfolio of IT products and services. Visit www.ingrammicro.com.
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SOURCE: Ingram Micro Inc.