Vecna Robotics Named a SupplyChainBrain 100 Great Supply Chain Partner

Vecna Robotics Named a SupplyChainBrain 100 Great Supply Chain Partner

8.14.20

Vecna Robotics has been named an honored member of SupplyChainBrain’s 100 Great Supply Chain Partners of 2020 for work with GEODIS. Vecna Robotics’ Autonomous Mobile Robots (AMRs) boosted GEODIS’ put away productivity in their 350,000 square-foot distribution center.

Vecna Robotics Great Supply Chain Partner

“For 18 years running, SupplyChainBrain has published our much-anticipated list of 100 Great Supply Chain Partners — a select group of companies whose customers recognize them for providing outstanding solutions and services.

Our six-month online poll of supply chain professionals requires specific criteria to nominate vendors and service providers whose solutions have made a significant impact on their company’s efficiency, customer service and overall supply chain performance. This year’s field of nominees was competitive and inspiring – coming from all sectors of supply chain management,” Brad Berger, Publisher of SupplyChainBrain.

We are so honored to have received this award through GEODIS’ nomination.

 

More on the 2020 SupplyChainBrain Great Supply Chain Partners

Supply Chain Brain

Robert J. Bowman, SupplyChainBrain – August 2020 – In this all-encompassing age of information, we are swamped by messages from sellers of products and services. It’s estimated that the average consumer of media is exposed to between 4,000 and 10,000 ads each day. And while advertising serves a vital role in generating sales, introducing new products and establishing brand identity, we can’t possibly process every one of those interactions. At some point, they become noise.

What remains in the brain is a more powerful type of promotional communication: the customer testimonial. When we go shopping on the Web today, how do we decide which product to buy, which establishment to frequent? By reading user reviews. Who better to tell you about the quality and value of a piece of merchandise — for better or worse — than one who has actually experienced it?

Vecna Robotics Autonomous Mobile Robot

Vecna Robotics’ Autonomus Mobile Robot

That’s the thinking behind our annual issue on “100 Supply Chain Partners.” In these pages, we elicit actual feedback from customers of logistics, transportation, technology and supply-chain management providers. To be included in this list, a vendor must be nominated by a satisfied buyer. It’s the true test of whether those bold advertising claims prove out in the real world.

So here’s our methodology for the 100 Great Supply Chain Partners nominations: The list is made up of solutions providers who have received multiple nominations from their customers and/or whose customers agreed to be interviewed by SupplyChainBrain for a published, in-depth study.

That said, times change — a lesson that has proved painfully true in recent months — and so do buyers’ priorities when seeking a service or product supplier. Nevertheless, year after year, we’ve seen the criteria for selection remain remarkably consistent. The order might change, depending on market and economic conditions, but these are essentially the top 10 issues that determine readers’ choice of supply-chain vendor:

  • Reliability. Can you count on this partner to make good on its claims — and stay that way?
  • Excellence. Just how good is the service, anyway?
  • Value. Are you getting what you paid for — or, even better, more than that?
  • Expertise. How well do the individuals who are serving you know your business?
  • Problem-solving skills. When bad things happen, as they always will, does the vendor step up to address them? Better yet, does it proactively take steps to prevent them from happening in the first place?
  • Continuous improvement. Markets and consumer buying habits don’t remain static. Neither should your service provider.
  • Support. Is the provider there for you after the sale is made?
  • Positive attitude. Does the provider exhibit a “can-do” attitude in difficult times?
  • Global reach. By definition, supply chains are global in nature. So, too, must be the provider.
  • Strong leadership. Is the provider setting the pace of change, or scrambling to keep up with it?

No one can deny the unique challenges that businesses and their customers are facing today, as the coronavirus takes its terrible toll and the economy suffers accordingly. That’s why agility and adaptability have come to the fore this year, as companies struggle to keep pace with change. And it’s why we’ve given this year’s edition of the 100 Great Supply Chain Partners the additional title “Meeting the Need for Speed.”

Read more on the 2020 SupplyChainBrain Great Supply Chain Partners here. Read more on Vecna Robotics’ work with GEODIS here.