APPLETON, WI., June 14, 2016 – Great Northern StrataGraph has been awarded the first ever Platinum Supplier Award by Hickory Farms. To qualify for this award, StrataGraph had to achieve three consecutive annual Gold ratings.
The Platinum Award goes to the supplier that exemplifies the high performance culture, quality, operational excellence and proactive improvement for long-term focus that Hickory Farms expects from its partners to achieve its best in class mission.
StrataGraph supplies 100% of Hickory Farms packaging and display needs from multiple Great Northern facilities. When presenting the award to StrataGraph, Hickory Farms noted how impressive it was that StrataGraph achieved both the three consecutive annual Gold ratings as well as the Platinum award.
“Our on time deliveries have been 98% or better over this three year span, with less than 1% defects,” Mike Schliesmann, Executive VP and StrataGraph Business Unit Manager said. “This quite remarkable for a seasonal account in which everything is produced and delivered within a four month window.”
This outstanding award and sales success speaks to our continued commitment to making our customers’ brands win at retail through innovation and creativity.
Featured in Photo (Left to Right): Dave Buechel, Great Northern Account Rep; Brett Armstrong, StrataGraph General Manager; Renee Goetting, Hickory Farms Commodity Manager; Ty Hanline, VP, Hickory arms Supply Chain; Bruce Duerr, StrataGraph Sales; Carrie Fricke, StrataGraph Customer Service Manager; Brian McCarthy, Hickory Farms Director of Warehouse Operations
See all of our winners on our packaging awards page.