ATLANTA – Grainger recently presented Georgia-Pacific Professional with two Partners in Performance Awards for 2010 at Grainger’s annual supplier conference held recently in Schaumburg, Ill. Georgia-Pacific Professional earned both the Green Supplier of the Year and an award for operational excellence. Grainger, North America’s leading distributor of facilities maintenance supplies, presents awards annually to a select group of suppliers for outstanding performance throughout the year.
Grainger's Partners in Performance Award recognizes suppliers who achieve excellence in several categories, including responsiveness, information integrity, on time shipping and variability, management commitment and order fulfillment. Grainger suppliers receive ratings throughout the year for their performance in each of these categories. Out of Grainger's 3,000 suppliers, only 25 are chosen to receive these annual awards.
"Grainger is proud to recognize Georgia-Pacific Professional with these 2010 Partners in Performance Awards," said Fred Costello, Grainger Vice President, Product Management. “Grainger provides customers with quick, easy access to the products they need to maintain their facilities, and our suppliers are a critical part of that focus. We appreciate Georgia-Pacific Professional’s commitment to providing superior products and outstanding service to our mutual customers.”
Bill Sleeper, president – Georgia-Pacific Professional, said, “We are honored that Grainger has recognized the work that we do. The Green Supplier award highlights the efforts that we make through our Green by Design® program to build environmental, social and economic sustainability into our products and processes. The award for operational excellence showcases the improvements we’ve made in offering efficient and effective supply chain solutions.”