On November 7th, during an award ceremony hosted by HEB Mexico at Parque Fundidora in Monterrey, Damco Mexico won the most prestigious award of “Strategic Partner of the Year” in the Supply Chain division of HEB. Damco won in recognition of an outstanding contribution to HEB. The Criteria to select the winner was based on cost savings, good service, expediting of the OC’s, own consolidations and fast response in emergencies.
Gerardo Uribe, Vice-president of Supply Chain in HEB Mexico, commented that the award was given to DAMCO “for their outstanding service levels”.
“They have been instrumental during 2012 by providing innovative solutions and constant care”, Gerardo said.
“The “Strategic Partner of the Year” award is more than pleasing to our team” commented Javier Garcia, Managing Director of Damco Mexico.
“This award is proof of how customers see and appreciate the value of our ability to understand their business needs, and regularly propose creative solutions, which can help them improve and make their supply chains more efficient”, he said.
During early 2012, Damco proposed HEB with a solution to anticipate peak season, in order to avoid space constraints and peak season surcharges, on the basis that we were able to fix rates during the second quarter of the year. This initiative reduced rate uncertainty, providing HEB’s purchasing department with the confidence to source a larger amount of products with a direct impact on the volumes that were managed by Damco.
HEB is one of the biggest self-service stores in North and Bajío zone in Mexico. HEB has 300 stores in Texas and more than 60,000 employees with headquarters in San Antonio. HEB is recognized for its high quality and good service. Today, the company has 41 stores in the country and employs 7,000 people.
Damco México has wide experience in the retail, FMCG, technology and manufacturing industries in the country, managing the supply chains of leading Mexican as well as global companies. There has been a natural expansion of global companies within México, recognizing the potential labor, manufacturing, quality, and consumer market which is strongly supported by Damco.
Damco is one of the world’s leading third party logistics providers specializing in customized freight forwarding and supply chain solutions. The company has 10,800 employees in over 300 offices across 90 countries and representation in a further 30 countries. In 2011, the company had a net turnover of USD 2.8 billion, managed more than 2.5 million TEU of ocean freight and supply chain management volumes and air freighted more than 110,000 tones. www.damco.com