"For P&G, the primary drivers of growth and value creation are innovation and productivity. P&G’s external business partners help us deliver both, creating value for consumers, customers and shareholders alike."
CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) has recognized its top performing
external business partners at its annual External Business Partner
Recognition Dinner. Nearly 80 top suppliers and agencies attended the
annual event to recognize and celebrate key contributors who have
demonstrated partner excellence.
Speaking at the event, A.G. Lafley, P&G’s Chairman of the Board,
President and Chief Executive Officer, said: "For P&G, the primary
drivers of growth and value creation are innovation and productivity.
P&G’s external business partners help us deliver both, creating value
for consumers, customers and shareholders alike."
Mr. Lafley added that the collective capabilities of the companies and
individuals in P&G’s global partner network offered a powerful
competitive advantage. During his presentation he highlighted the
contributions from a number of external business partners helping P&G
innovate across its global supply chain.
Global Product Supply Officer Yannis Skoufalos built upon that. “Product
Supply works hand-in-hand with our supply chain partners, exploring
every aspect to innovate, drive out costs, and serve our customers and
consumers better,” he said. When we collaborate with our supply chain
partners, we create consumer value and competitive advantage for P&G.”
Among P&G’s more than 82,000 suppliers and agencies, fifteen received
the highest honor of being named “External Business Partner of the Year”
Albany International Corp.*
Jones Lang LaSalle
One Asia Network
Quality Associates, Inc
Rising Display Products (Zhongshan) Co., Ltd.
RONCHI MARIO S.p.A.
* These four companies were named External Business Partner of the Year
in 2012 as well
“I congratulate all of our award winners, especially those who were
recognized as ‘External Business Partner of the Year,’” said Rick
Hughes, Chief Purchasing Officer. "Our external business partners are a
critical part of the P&G team and a true competitive advantage."
In addition to the select few “External Business Partner of the Year”
awards, the following companies received Excellence Awards for
consistent high performance:
Thirty-six of this year’s Excellence Award winners were also winners in
2012. P&G works with all business partners to reach excellence levels,
and therefore there is no limit on the number of excellence awards that
can be achieved.
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