Walmart Awards 10 Suppliers with Transportation Carrier of the Year Awards
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
May 13, 2011
BENTONVILLE, Ark., May 13, 2011 – Walmart is honoring nine of its transportation suppliers for their performance in delivering to Walmart distribution centers in ten service categories.
Each year, Walmart recognizes transportation suppliers that have demonstrated excellence or exhibited significant improvement in meeting core business objectives, including small parcel, less-than-truckload and intermodal.
“This year’s winners have shown a commitment to supply chain excellence and to their ability to adapt to protocols,” said Jerry Spencer, vice president of replenishment for Walmart. “Supply chain reliability is the single most important factor to achieving our in-stock and inventory management goals, which helps us ensure we have what our customers want available on the shelf when they are choosing to shop. Our transportation partners are a critical component of overall customer satisfaction in the stores.”
Suppliers recognized for best in class awards consistently maintained a high level of supply chain reliability performance by shipping on-time and in-full with minimal degrees of variability in performance.
The 2011 Walmart Carrier of the Year award winners are:
* Gold, platinum and diamond designations are relative to fleet size, smallest to largest,
“We appreciate the support and partnership with these suppliers who have been consistently reliable in the past year by focusing on supply chain fundamentals,” said Spencer.
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT) serves customers and members more than 200 million times per week at 9,000 retail units under 60 different banners in 15 countries. With fiscal year 2011 sales of $419 billion, Walmart employs more than 2 million associates worldwide. Walmart continues to be a leader in sustainability, corporate philanthropy and employment opportunity. Additional information about Walmart can be found by visiting http://www.walmartstores.com, on Twitter at http://Twitter.com/Walmart, and on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/walmart. Online merchandise sales are available at http://www.walmart.com and http://www.samsclub.com.
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