Friday, May 18, 2007

Congratulations! Awards presented at GAAS, 2007

R. L. Polk recognized distributors and manufacturers who improved their inventory effeciencies in 2006. Congratulations to the inventory management team at Genuine Parts, headed by Karl Wolfe, Vice President of Classification at the U.S. Automotive Parts Group Headquarters. Larry Samuelson, President, accepted the R.L Polk Award for Inventory Efficiency, Retailer/Distributor category. Genuine Parts, the largest distributor member of NAPA, is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.

Dayco Products received the same award for the Manufacturer category. Denny Welvaert, President accepted the award, which recognized Dayco's improvement in inventory efficiency. According to the presenters, Dayco improved their fill rate from 97.5% to 98.8% in 2006. Dayco is headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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