Less-than-Truckload Carrier Is First Recipient of Supplier Award for Exemplary Service, Collaboration
ANN ARBOR, Mich., and PASADENA, Calif. – April 24, 2012 – Con-way Freight, a less-than-truckload (LTL) carrier and subsidiary of Con-way Inc. (NYSE:CNW), today announced it has been awarded the distinction of 2011 Best Collaboration by an Indirect Supplier by Avery Dennison, a leading materials science company specializing in labeling, packaging and supply chain solutions.
Con-way Freight was presented with the award at a City of Hope charity event hosted by Avery Dennison in Dana Point, Calif., last month. Avery Dennison created the indirect supplier award in 2011 to recognize a supplier that has demonstrated excellent performance in critical areas. Con-way Freight is the first recipient.
Award criteria included consistently delivering superior quality, on-time and within budget service, competitive pricing, constant benchmarking and implementation of market best practices. The criteria also placed significant emphasis on supplier collaboration with Avery Dennison to optimize process and cost as well as the use of Lean principles. Con-way Freight was recognized for excelling in all evaluated areas and for successfully reducing damage claims for Avery Dennison by over 40 percent.
“Con-way Freight is a valuable partner who has helped us deliver consistent, reliable results for our customers,” said Sheri Kerestman, director of global procurement and transportation, Avery Dennison. “We are very pleased to recognize them with this award.”
Con-way Freight, which began working with Avery Dennison in 2006, handles LTL shipping for all divisions of the company, including inbound and outbound product lines from manufacturing and distribution facilities nationwide.
“We are thrilled and honored to be recognized as Indirect Best Collaborative Supplier by Avery Dennison,” said Greg Lehmkuhl, president, Con-way Freight. “It is a testament to the accomplishments and abilities of the entire Con-way Freight team and how hard work and persistence have made the Avery Dennison–Con-way Freight relationship a winning combination.”
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About Con-way Freight
Con-way Freight is the industry’s leading less-than-truckload (LTL) freight transportation company, providing guaranteed, day-definite regional and transcontinental service with exception-free delivery, on-time service performance and faster transit times through a single, unified network of more than 300 service centers in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico. Con-way Freight offers LTL freight transportation across North America and through Global LTLTM delivery in the United States from around the world. Global solutions include international less-than-container (LCL) ocean shipments from Asia through its OceanGuaranteed® service; U.S. and Europe delivery for inbound and outbound international cargoes through an exclusive alliance with TNT; direct service to more than 30 Bahamian and Caribbean ports through TropicalDirectSM; and domestic offshore transportation to Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico. Based in Ann Arbor, Mich., Con-way Freight is a certified FAST highway carrier and is C-TPAT/PIP, ACE- and CSA-certified.
Con-way Freight is a subsidiary of Con-way Inc. (NYSE:CNW), a $5.3 billion diversified freight transportation and logistics services company. For more information, visit www.con-way.com/en/freight.
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