Executive Gerry Smith Named Supply Chain Executive of the Year
Singapore, October 12, 2009: Lenovo (HKSE: 0992) (ADR: LNVGY) today received the SCM Logistics World 2009 Supply Chain Excellence award, at the organization’s annual conference held here this week. In addition, Lenovo’s Gerry Smith, senior vice president of Global Supply Chain, was named by SCM Logistics World 2009 as “Supply Chain Executive of the Year.”
“Lenovo is committed to serving its customers with speed and efficiency, delivering exceptionally-engineered PCs and being the kind of partner that suppliers want to work with,” said Rory Read, president and chief operating officer, Lenovo. “These awards are the result of years of effort, energy and personal investment by dedicated leaders like Gerry Smith and the entire Lenovo global supply chain team.”
The 2009 Supply Chain Excellence award applauds innovation and superior execution in supply chain management. As the recipient of this award, Lenovo is recognized for its effective global strategy and use of Lean Six Sigma practices to maintain reliable delivery performance and minimize costs. Of note, in 2009, Lenovo observed an increase in customer satisfaction and improved serviceability results related to its supply chain operations, while simultaneously reducing end-to-end and materials costs.
Smith earned Supply Chain Executive of the Year for his leadership in redefining Lenovo’s supply chain model to effectively support existing and new accounts. He is recognized for establishing a sustainable management structure with unyielding attention to detail that has resulted in a more agile and effective supply chain.
Lenovo maintains manufacturing and fulfillment facilities located in Shenzhen, Shanghai, Beijing and Huiyang, China; Pondicherry, India; Monterrey, Mexico; and Greensboro, North Carolina.
Lenovo (HKSE: 0992) (ADR: LNVGY) is dedicated to building exceptionally engineered personal computers. Lenovo’s business model is built on innovation, operational efficiency and customer satisfaction as well as a focus on investment in emerging markets. Formed by Lenovo Group’s acquisition of the former IBM Personal Computing Division, the company develops, manufactures and markets reliable, high-quality, secure and easy-to-use technology products and services worldwide. Lenovo has major research centers in Yamato, Japan; Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen, China; and Raleigh, North Carolina. For more information see www.lenovo.com.