Outsourcing Excellence Awards

Congratulations to the 2016
F4SS Outsourcing Excellence Awards Winners!




The Outsourcing Excellence Awards were established to honor and recognize F4SS members who exemplify the F4SS Mission by "Connecting Members, Leveraging Knowledge, and Transforming Industry."

At 2016 CI Connect, F4SS recognized members and their company's noteworthy accomplishments as well as their positive contributions in the CM&P industry in 2015. Read below to learn more about this year's group of outstanding recipients.


 
1st Place: Gold
 
    

Kellogg’s nominated Advertising Resources, Inc. (ARI) to store WIP and being the primary solve for exiting another supplier in short order. Kellogg’s and ARI were introduced through the F4SS organization and ARI was identified as a potential co-pack supplier to compliment our existing network. Their infrastructure and capabilities have provided Kellogg’s with regional sourcing opportunities, as well as, significant bandwidth for future growth. Initial focus was on system integration within SAP and Nulogy for better warehousing visibility/functionality. Read More  and watch the video.








 
2nd Place: Silver

      

Fresca Foods developed the idea of a unique nut butter with fruit and seed inclusions in their well-seasoned laboratory by one of the most innovative developers in the industry. Upon tasting the product, they knew they had a product consumers would love. After much debate, Fresca decided to offer the idea to GMI instead of commercializing it themselves as they felt that the product resonated with the Larabar Brand. GMI’s Category Expansion Team jumped on the idea and started sprinting to launch. Fresca sprinted along with the team, utilizing their knowledge of nut butter manufacturing, natural and organic ingredients, and certification bodies to bring to market the best tasting natural nut butters in record time. Read More and watch the video.
 
 

 


 


3rd Place: Bronze
  
 
The need for an OTC pallet display was identified by GOJO Sales for Sam’s Club. Internal lead times would yield product ready to ship 8/18/15. Requirement for customer was shipment by 6/29/15.

Westrock Westchester design group was selected to meet this need. The project included shrink wrapping stock, producing corrugate, art design, ship testing, final pack out and distribution to GOJO’s DC’s maintaining required release steps with GOJO QA and document/lot control. We generally don't think of a corrugate supplier when we verify FDA approved manufacturers – but the landscape is changing. Read More and watch the video.
 
 

 


 

4th Place: Honorable Mention

  
 
CoregisticsCoregistics and Coke collaborated on bringing a proven, manual personalized labeling process from a successful European launch, to the US market. As it became evident that the volumes were much higher in U.S., an innovative solution was required to protect brand equity for Coke, and promise operational silence from the supplier. It became clear that the plan to install a labeling line was the easy part. A new approach would be required, designing a turnkey solution including data management and online continuity. A unique line was born from a true collaborative effort from Coke, Coregistics, and 8 additional suppliers.

The resulting high-speed line provides a never before available capability of individually personalizing consumer beverage bottles to an individual order with unique identities on every bottle. Given the now condensed time requirement, a parallel innovation team collaborated to develop unique packaging to ship parcel orders of glass bottles in three configurations, with high confidence in quality delivery to the consumers doorstepCoregistics, and 8 additional suppliers. The resulting high-speed line provides a never before available capability of individually personalizing consumer beverage bottles to an individual order with unique identities on every bottle. Given the now condensed time requirement, a parallel innovation team collaborated to develop unique packaging to ship parcel orders of glass bottles in three configurations, with high confidence in quality delivery to the consumers doorstep Read More and watch the video.





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