Friday, October 22, 2010

Award for excellence

Brammer UK Ltd has presented Festo GB with its prestigious 2010 Award for excellence in Supplier Relationship Management. The awards ceremony formed part of Brammer’s annual Manufacturing Forum, held this year at the Ironbridge Gorge Museum near Telford (GB), and was hosted by Alastair Campbell, the former Labour spokesman and communications strategist.


During the build-up to the award presentation, Alastair Campbell stated, “Brammer works with many of the world’s leading engineering component manufacturers, enabling it to offer customers an unrivalled choice of over 1 million individual products. Managing this level of supply chain complexity demands strong working relationships with supply partners. Over the past 12 months, one global organisation has stood out for its innovation and continuous improvement in supporting Brammer in the UK – and that is Festo.”

Photo shows (left to right) Ian Ritchie of Brammer, Stuart Gittins and Mike Gaffney of Festo, and Alastair Campbell 
The award was jointly presented by Alastair Campbell and Ian Ritchie, MD of Brammer UK, and accepted on behalf of Festo by Mike Gaffney, Deputy MD of Festo GB, and Stuart Gittins, Festo’s Distribution End User Manager.

Although Stuart Gittins has overall managerial responsibility for supplier relationships, including Brammer, he was keen to point out, “This award actually marks recognition of a huge team effort. Festo brings a large number of new products to market every year, which means that helping Brammer maintain its position as a specialist, highly-focussed supplier involves a truly collaborative and multi-disciplined approach to distribution. We operate very much as a team at every stage of the supply process, from initial discussions and procurement strategies, through internal product training, to external customer support.”

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