General Motors recognized DSV as one of its best global automotive suppliers on Wednesday, March 13 during its 21st annual Supplier of the Year awards ceremony. The event was held at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit.
"Our customers demand reliable, cost-effective transportation, but the biggest and best also want transparency and close cooperation in all aspects of the supply chain. This is what we continue to deliver to General Motors, and they have rewarded our efforts by making us Supplier of the Year. It makes me very proud on behalf of DSV and our employees", says Jens Bjørn Andersen, CEO of DSV.
DSV was one of only 83 suppliers recognized by General Motors (GM) who have consistently exceeded GM’s expectations by being innovative, delivering quality products and services on time and by creating outstanding value. This is the second time DSV has received the Supplier of the Year award.
"DSV helped play a critical role in GM’s success in 2012 through their dedication and commitment to consistently exceed our expectations by being innovative, delivering high quality products and services on time and by creating outstanding value,” said Grace Lieblein, GM Vice President, Global Purchasing and Supply Chain. “We are thrilled to recognize DSV, who we consider to be a world-class supplier.”
The Supplier of the Year award is given to less than 1 percent of GM’s approximately 18,500 suppliers around the world. The winners are recognized for delivering innovative technology, superior quality, timely crisis management and competitive, total-enterprise cost solutions.
World-wide supply chain management
DSV manages supply chains for General Motors from Europe, Africa and the Near East to production locations and spare parts centres in Europe, North America, South America, Asia and Australia. It is a huge operation to handle such complex supply chains and that is why DSV has established centrally located control centres in Bremen, Germany and Chicago, USA.
The Supplier of the Year winners are chosen by a global team of GM purchasing, engineering, quality, manufacturing and logistics executives.
About General Motors Co.
General Motors Co. (NYSE:GM, TSX: GMM) and its partners produce vehicles in 30 countries, and the company has leadership positions in the world's largest and fastest-growing automotive markets. GM’s brands include Chevrolet and Cadillac, as well as Baojun, Buick, GMC, Holden, Isuzu, Jiefang, Opel, Vauxhall and Wuling. More information on the company and its subsidiaries, including OnStar, a global leader in vehicle safety, security and information services, can be found at www.gm.com.