US – Con-Way Freight the less-than-truckload (LTL) cargo carrier and subsidiary of Con-way Inc. told us today it has received an award from customer Avery Dennison for services as the Best Collaboration by an Indirect Supplier. Con-way Freight was presented with the award at a City of Hope charity event hosted by Avery Dennison in Dana Point, California last month. Avery Dennison created the indirect supplier award in 2011 to recognize a supplier that has demonstrated excellent performance in critical areas making Con-way Freight the very first recipient.
Award criteria included consistently delivering superior quality, on-time and within budget service, competitive pricing, constant benchmarking and implementation of market best practices. The criteria also placed significant emphasis on supplier collaboration with Avery Dennison to optimize process and cost as well as the use of Lean principles. Con-way Freight was recognized for excelling in all evaluated areas and for successfully reducing damage claims for Avery Dennison by over 40%.
Con-way Freight, which began working with Avery Dennison in 2006, handles LTL shipping for all divisions of the company, including inbound and outbound product lines from manufacturing and distribution facilities nationwide. Avery Dennison is a leading materials science company specializing in labelling, packaging and supply chain solutions and the group’s director of global procurement and transportation, Sheri Kerestman commented:
"Con-way Freight is a valuable partner who has helped us deliver consistent, reliable results for our customers. We are very pleased to recognize them with this award."
Greg Lehmkuhl, president, Con-way Freight was clearly delighted by the award and took time out to praise his staff for their efforts saying:
"We are thrilled and honored to be recognized as Indirect Best Collaborative Supplier by Avery Dennison. It is a testament to the accomplishments and abilities of the entire Con-way Freight team and how hard work and persistence have made the Avery Dennison - Con-way Freight relationship a winning combination."