At its 2016 Top 100 Supplier Conference, Keurig Green Mountain, Inc. (Keurig), a personal beverage system company that has revolutionized the way consumers create and enjoy beverages, announced the recipients of its first annual Supplier Recognition Awards. Sixteen companies were awarded honors in four categories: Supplier of the Year, Top Performance, Most Improved, and Keurig Values. Touching all aspects of Keurig's diverse supply chain, the winners were selected through a robust nomination process combined with rigorous evaluations of the supplier's 2015 performance.
"Our Top 100 Supplier Conference brings together the best of the best of our suppliers from the four-corners of the world, all with the purpose of furthering collaboration and improving our respective businesses," said Paul Iaderosa, Keurig's Senior Vice President, Procurement. "It's an honor to recognize the hard work and dedication of our suppliers through our first annual Supplier Recognition Awards. This year's award recipients went above and beyond our expectations and continue to demonstrate Keurig's core values of partnering for mutual success, innovating with passion, playing to win, and brewing a better world. Congratulations to all the winners!"
The Supplier Recognition Award winners for 2015 are:
Supplier of the Year:
Awarded to a supplier based on a combination of high performance, demonstrated commitment to Keurig' values, and a significant achievement which deserves recognition
Keurig's 2015 Supplier of the Year award was presented to WestRock, a leading global packaging company that has worked with Keurig since 2007. In 2015, WestRock partnered with Keurig to pioneer the launch of a Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) program which resulted in superior flexibility, improved service, and significant cost reductions. WestRock has physically embedded Six Sigma black belt resources in several Keurig production facilities to help support the VMI program, optimize the supply chain, and drive immediate responses on service and quality.
Awarded to suppliers based on their overall performance
Flavor & Fragrance Specialties Inc.
V.S. Industry Berhad
Riensch & Held GmbH & Co KG
The Rodon Group
Kingsmill Custom Quality Beverages
Ken Gabbay Coffee Ltd.
Awarded to a supplier that demonstrated commitment to their improved performance
Keurig Value Awards:
Awarded to suppliers that demonstrated excellence in living Keurig's values
Partner for Mutual Success - Nypro, a Jabil Company
Innovate with Passion - Olam Coffee
Play to Win - ATS Automation
Brew a Better World - Sustainable Harvest
Keurig's Supplier Recognition Awards were presented in a ceremony during its second annual Top 100 Suppliers Conference in its Burlington, MA offices. Created as an embodiment of the company's value of partnering for mutual success, the event brings together Keurig's best suppliers from across the globe to share best practices and collaborate for the betterment of the business. This year, the benefits of this gathering extended into the community as over 100 suppliers and Keurig employees volunteered for local non-profits during the week.
About Keurig Green Mountain
Keurig Green Mountain is reimagining how beverages can be created, personalized, and enjoyed, fresh-made in homes and workplaces. Keurig Green Mountain is a personal beverage system company revolutionizing the beverage experience through the power of innovative technology and strategic brand partnerships. With an expanding family of more than 80 beloved brands and more than 575 beverage varieties, Keurig Green Mountain's Keurig® hot and Keurig® KOLD™ beverage systems deliver great taste, convenience, and choice at the push of a button. As a company founded on social responsibility, Keurig Green Mountain is committed to using the power of business to brew a better world through its work to build resilient supply chains, sustainable products, thriving communities, and a water-secure world. Keurig is a private business owned by an investment group led by JAB Holding Co. For more information visit: www.KeurigGreenMountain.com. To purchase Keurig products visit: www.keurig.com, www.keurig.ca, or www.keurig.co.uk.