General Motors has announced its 2013 Supplier of the Year award to 68 suppliers, including eight companies working specifically in logistics for the carmaker.
Only 1% of GM’s 24,000 global suppliers are selected for the awards, which are chosen by a group of purchasing, engineering, quality, manufacturing and logistics executives.
“Our suppliers play an important role in helping GM deliver compelling vehicles to our customers,” said Grace Lieblein (pictured), GM vice-president of global purchasing and supply chain. “Supplier of the Year winners have outstanding track records for consistently meeting our business needs while also supporting our cultural priorities.”
Logistics-related winners of the Supplier of the Year 2013 award included: air cargo provider Active Aero Group; port processing firm Amports; global express logistics provider Fedex; ro-ro shipping lines Grimaldi Group and Höegh Autoliners; finished vehicle carrier Jack Cooper Transport; logistics analyst and consultancy firm Müller – Die lila Logistik; and lead logistics provider Ryder Systems.
Logistics and supply chain executives on hand to give out awards included Edgard T Pezzo, executive director global logistics and containers and Bill Hurles, executive director of supply chain. For European winners, there was also Susanna Webber, board member GM Europe and vice-president purchasing and supply chain for Adam Opel. Reflecting GM Europe’s outsourcing of logistics management to a fourth party provider last year, the presenters also included Gefco’s vice-president, Antoine Redier.
via Automotive Logistics Magazine