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.
The full list of 2013 winners were:
Active Aero Group
ALPS ELECTRIC CO., LTD
Attentive Industries, Inc.
BAOSHAN IRON & STEEL CO., LTD.
Behr-Hella Thermocontrol GmbH
CHUNIL CARGO TRANSPORTATION CO., LTD.
Chunil Engineering Co., Ltd.
Czarnowski Display Service, Inc.
Dakkota Integrated Systems
DGENX Co., Ltd.
Dynamic Manufacturing, Inc.
FBA - Fundição Brasileira de Alumínio Ltda.
G4S Secure Solutions (USA) Inc.
GROB - WERKE GmbH & Co. KG
HIROTEC AMERICA, Inc.
HUMAX AUTOMOTIVE Co., Ltd.
Ideal Contracting, LLC
INJECTOPLAST Pvt Ltd
Jack Cooper Transport
Korea Delphi Automotive Systems Corporation
LG Electronics Inc.
KM&I Co., Ltd.
MRC Manufacturing Inc.
MT Systems, Inc.
Müller - Die lila Logistik AG
SM Namsun Aluminum Automotive Parts
Ryder System, Inc.
Seoul Precision Co., Ltd.
SKF Sealing Solutions Korea Co., Ltd.
Sogefi Engine Systems
TMS – Turnkey Manufacturing Solutions
US FARATHANE CORPORATION
Vuteq Canada Inc.
WOOIL PRECISION IND. CO., LTD.
Wooshin Systems Co., Ltd.
Youngsin Metal Industrial Co., Ltd.