- Electrolux Supplier Awards 2014 winners announced
Electrolux Supplier Awards 2014 winners announced
Electrolux held its second Supplier Awards event on November 12, 2014, recognizing its top direct material suppliers for outstanding levels of quality, innovation, performance, service, cost, on-time delivery and sustainable practices.
“Our key suppliers help us to be more successful in our business and more innovative in our products,” said Gregoire Letort, Chief Purchasing Officer. “We want to acknowledge their excellent performance and value to Electrolux.”
From ceramic glass to drain pumps, electronics, compressors and global shipping, the Supplier Awards recognize suppliers from around the world. Out of 3,000 potential candidates, twelve winners were selected.
Thirty-five finalists gathered for a one-day event at Electrolux headquarters in Stockholm which featured a workshop on innovation and productivity, a culinary experience with Electrolux top chefs and the awards ceremony.
“I’d like to congratulate all the winners who help us achieve our business results and to deliver best-in-class products to local and global markets,” Gregoire Letort said.
“Suppliers play a crucial role within innovation. The solutions we have created together increase Group competitiveness”, added Jan Brockmann, Chief Technology Officer. “By making a joint effort we can identify new business ideas and bring value to consumers.”
Winners were chosen in the following categories:
The Supplier Excellence Award recognizes operational excellence in product development, price competitiveness, quality and the supply chain, as well as social and environmental practices. Suppliers nominated for this award have demonstrated a sustainable performance record that enables Electrolux factories to produce the most competitive home appliances with the best quality.
Winners: Chunju, Hangzhou Kawai, H&T, Mansfield Engineered Components, Oldrati, UNIGEL
The Supplier Innovation Awards recognizes collaboration between Electrolux and its suppliers to develop new innovative components that make a difference to Group products and for consumers.
Winners: Bitron Industry, CMI & EMZ, Jiaxipera, POSA, Zoppas Industries
The Global Logistics Award recognizes the shipping company that provides the highest quality of service, on-time delivery, performance, cost competitiveness and sustainability practices.
Winner: Hamburg Süd
Have you tried to have a conversation with someone lately and they're glued to their phone? We live in a constantly connected, mobile society. Everyday new technologies emerge that cause us to be more reliant upon technology than ever before. Consumers have access to information with one click of a button and companies are having to up their game when it comes to digital tools.
Summertime is here and the living is easy. After months of cold and staying inside, the summer ignites our sense of adventure, and events for all occasions take place. Have you been looking for a way to jazz up your social media presence? Look no further than your local community!
In 2017, the buzz around brick-and-mortar retail space caused panic as stores closed and online sales grew. 2018 is showing more promise, and business insiders have a positive outlook for the physical shopping space experiences that many companies are creating through digital technology. Artificial intelligence aids such as facial recognition, in-store chatboxes, and virtual fitting rooms are giving consumers a unique shopping experience that can’t fully be replicated online. Rather, the in-store and online experiences will blur together, and further complement each other this year. The renaissance will continue to bring major store renovations to accommodate the experience-based technologies and also business model reloads. Companies who adapt to the changes will thrive!