Rueil-Malmaison (France), September 3, 2014 – Schneider Electric today announced that 10 suppliers received awards that recognize top performance and excellence at the company’s fourth annual Global Supplier Day conference that was held in Shanghai, China. The award-winning suppliers differentiated themselves from a field of 235 of the company’s preferred production and non-production suppliers from roughly 30 countries who were in attendance.
Schneider Electric’s preferred supplier standing is assessed on an annual basis and is typically granted to a few hundred of the thousands of suppliers that conduct business with the company and who have set themselves apart based on meeting stringent criteria in the categories of Customer Satisfaction (quality, service), Total Cost of Ownership (competitiveness), Business Added Value (innovation), Sustainable Development (planet and society responsibility), and Cooperation (responsiveness). Preferred suppliers are systematically provided access to business opportunities with the company, as well as a preview to its research and development and product roadmaps.
The 2014 Global Supplier Day award winners include:
- Electronics & Electrical, PCBA: Infineon Technologies AG
- Raw Materials: Foshan Tongbao Electrical Precision Alloy Co., Ltd
- Fabricated Components: Würth Group
- Non-Production Purchases: DHL
- Innovation: Altera
- Service: TS Molymer Co., Ltd.
- Quality: Plansee Powertech AG
- Competitiveness: Tianjin Jinrong Tianyu Precision Machinery Co., Ltd.
- Responsiveness: Rayval Technologies
- Planet & Society Responsibility: Solvay
“The 2014 class of award winners delivered outstanding and consistent results throughout the year that met and even exceeded our business requirements in many cases, with the pinnacle of delivering value to our customers,” said Rene Orlandi, Chief Purchasing Officer. “We continue to raise the bar in terms of our supplier expectations given the competitive nature of the energy business and it is our honor to recognize the achievements of these leaders in their respective fields.” Orlandi added, “We put a premium on the relationships with our preferred suppliers as we view them as strategic partners who can help us drive sustainable growth.”
For the first time since its inception, Global Supplier Day was held outside of Paris, France, and attracted participants from Asia-Pacific (40 percent), EMEA (40 percent), and the Americas (20 percent). The event centered predominantly on the themes of growth, collaboration, supply chain efficiency, competitiveness, innovation, and environmental excellence. In addition to listening to plenary remarks delivered by Chairman and CEO Jean-Pascal Tricoire, Chief Supply Chain Officer Annette Clayton, and Rene Orlandi, attendees participated in breakout sessions on myriad supply chain and purchasing topics and received first-hand previews and demonstrations of the company’s latest products and solutions.
About Schneider Electric
A global specialist in energy management with operations in more than 100 countries, Schneider Electric offers integrated solutions across multiple market segments, including leadership positions in Utilities & Infrastructures, Industries & Machine Manufacturers, Non-residential Buildings, Data Centres & Networks and the Residential sector. Focused on making energy safe, reliable, efficient, productive and green, the Group’s 150,000-plus employees achieved sales of 24 billion euros in 2013, through an active commitment to helping individuals and organisations make the most of their energy.