SANTA FE SPRINGS, California - Weber Logistics, a leading third party logistics and supply chain management provider for more than 86 years, has been named one of SupplyChainBrain's 100 Great Supply Chain Partners for the fourth year in a row and has made Inbound Logistics' Top 100 3PL list for the fifth year in a row.
SupplyChainBrain's 9th annual list of 100 Great Supply Chain Partners is the result of a six-month on-line poll in which supply chain professionals were asked to nominate vendors and service providers whose solutions have made a significant impact on their company's efficiency, customer service and overall supply chain performance.
This year, more than 2,500 nominations were submitted and the 100 winning companies were selected based on key attributes that end users look for in their supply chain vendors, including reliability, repeatable excellence, value and cost savings, expertise and knowledge base, problem solving ability, continuous improvement, support, and global capabilities.
"The 2011 July/August issue of SupplyChainBrain magazine includes the select list of companies who have so impressed our readers that they deserve to be singled out and to be held up as examples for others in the industry," said Brad Berger, publisher of SupplyChainBrain. "Our compliments to Weber Logistics on making the final cut of those 100 companies who received the most qualified nominations!"
Weber was nominated based on comments made by its customers some of which include:
- "We recently transitioned to Weber and the move was seamless. Their ability to execute the move was seamless. Their ability to execute the move exceed our expectations for timeless and thoroughness. They were able to handle all aspects - transportation, EDI, inventory reconciliation - without disruption in service to our customers."
- "They are flexible and their IT function is capable of adapting to our customers' challenges."
According to Russell W. Goodman, editor of SupplyChainBrain, the criteria for the 100 companies is based on: What Clients Want Most in Their Providers:
1. Reliability - And why not? If your partner fails you, you lose. We see this concern listed first every year.
2. Excellence - Good, better, best. The best companies won't settle for a good provider; only the best will do.
3. Value - Cost savings is always top of mind when buying any new technology or service, but the most important financial measure is value in terms of increasing sales, production or other revenue-related metric.
4. Expertise & knowledge base - Just how well do you incorporate best practices specific to your customer's industry or market or product? Indeed, how well do you know their business?
5. Problem-solving - Partners must step up, take responsibility and overcome issues that threaten the success of any venture. Failing that, they probably will lose the business.
6. Continuous improvement - Again, it's good, better, best. It's a progression, one that says you can't rest on your laurels.
7. Support - Nominating companies indicate that support is almost as important as the product or service they want from you. So, you had better be able to provide the backup they demand.
8. Positive attitude - Never say 'It can't be done.' Find a way.
9. Global reach - It goes without saying that companies looking to do business around the world need partners with a global footprint.
10. Strong leadership - Why do customers monitor the leadership of their supply chain partners? Because they want long-lasting relationships.
Last month Weber was also named one of Inbound Logistics' Top 100 3PL Providers. "This list serves as a qualitative assessment of service providers we feel are best equipped to meet and surpass readers' evolving outsourcing needs," said Felecia Straton, Inbound Logistics' editor.
"Distilling the Top 100 is never an easy task, and the process becomes increasingly difficult as more 3PLs enter the market and service providers from other functional areas develop value-added logistics capabilities. Each year, Inbound Logistics editors select the best logistics solutions providers by carefully evaluating submitted information, conducting personal interviews and online research, and comparing that data to our readers' burgeoning global supply chain and logistics challenges. IL editors selected this year's class of Top 100 3PLs from a pool of more than 300 companies. The service providers we selected are companies that, in the opinion of IL editors, offer the diverse operational capabilities and experience to meet readers' unique supply chain and logistics needs."
"Whatever the company size -- from Fortune 500 to SMBs - Âworld-class logistics performance is crucial. Given the scope and scale of the challenge, it is impressive to see Weber Logistics providing the kinds of solutions that companies large and small rely on to solve the tactical logistics issues of serving customers better, faster, and more efficiently. It is equally impressive that Weber Logistics is responsive, and continues to anticipate evolving needs by offering the strategic solutions required to drive business process improvement and change for their customers. For those reasons, Inbound Logistics editors are proud to recognize Weber Logistics as one of the Top 100 3PLs for 2011."
SupplyChainBrain, the world's most comprehensive supply chain management information resource, is accessed year round through a wide range of ever evolving multi-media formats by hundreds of thousands of senior level industry executives. In addition to addressing the fundamental principles of supply-chain management, SupplyChainBrain identifies emerging trends, technologies and best practices, forward-thinking ideas and cutting-edge solutions and continues to write and report about these as they evolve and mature.
About Inbound Logistics
Inbound Logistics the leading trade magazine targeted toward business logistics and supply chain managers. The magazine's editorial mission is to help companies of all sizes better manage corporate resources by speeding and reducing inventory and supporting infrastructure, and better matching demand signals to supply lines. More information is available at www.inboundlogistics.com
About Weber Logistics
With 86 years of experience, Weber Logistics has evolved into a nationwide provider of logistics solutions. Weber's expertise includes non-asset based freight management, temperature sensitive asset-based LTL and TL services, dedicated and shared warehousing, distribution, cross-docking/pool distribution, transloading, network optimization modeling and analysis, retail compliance, order fulfillment, material handling, supply chain management, real estate development, and personnel staffing.
Weber specializes in providing its clients with unique innovative logistics solutions primarily to these vertical markets:
• Food & Beverage/CPG
• Industrial Products
Weber serves many well-known and respected companies such as Walmart, Safeway, General Mills, Hershey, NestlÃƒÂ©, Spectrum Brands, California Innovations, Scholastic Books, and PPG Industries.
As a result of its on-going innovation, experience and dedication, Weber has been the recipient of numerous industry awards, including:
• 100 Great Supply Chain Partners
• Inbound Logistics' Top 100 3PLs
• Logistics Management's Top 50 3PLs
• The Los Angeles Business Journal's Top 100 Privately-Held Companies
• Food Logistics Magazine's Top 70 3PLs
• Food Logistics Magazine's FL100 listing of the top technology solution and service providers to the food industry.
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