Tuscaloosa, AL – Each year, AFFLINK, a global leader in supply chain management and developers of ELEVATE, which provides end-customers with procurement solutions, holds its annual membership meeting. This year the annual meeting was recently held in Denver, CO.
Among the awards given at these annual events is the AFFLINK Supplier Excellence Award. Winners are chosen based on the following criteria:
- Growth with AFFLINK members
- AFFLINK support
- Market innovation
- Customer service
- Outstanding leadership
- Ease of doing business
The recipients of the Supplier Excellence Awards for 2019 are the following:
- Essity, manufacturer of personal care products
- Berry Stretch, manufacturer of packaging products
- RJ Schinner, a distributor of jansan, food service, grocery, and paper products throughout the US
The annual Summit is also when AFFLINK presents its Members of the Year Awards. These are determined based on the following:
- Growth with preferred suppliers and member brands
- Engagement with AFFLINK programs and services
- Their help bolstering AFFLINK’s Strategic Account sales
The winners for 2019 are MASSCO, for Facilities Maintenance, and Associated Packaging, in the Packaging division.
Along with the awards, a highlight of each Summit is a keynote speaker.
According to Gretchen Friedrick, this year the keynote speaker was Steve McClatchy, sales trainer and author of the bestselling book, decide.
“This was one of the most interactive presentations we have ever had,” says Friedrick. “Using various techniques and with audience participation, we learned how we [are all] inherently programmed to ‘win’ in business and life. This certainly was one of the most personally gratifying keynotes we have ever had.”
Editors please note: The word “AFFLINK” is always capitalized.
Connecting more than 200 manufacturers of Facility Maintenance, Packaging, Safety, Office and Industrial Supply solutions with over 300 independent distribution experts, AFFLINK is, just as its name suggests – that critical link offering clients innovative products, market expertise, and improved profitability, all of which is fueled by our leading-edge information technology. For more info, visit: http://www.afflink.com/
Michael Wilson, vice president of marketing and packaging
1400 AFFLINK Place
Tuscaloosa, AL 35406
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