Posted August 1, 2016

Simpson Strong-Tie wins homebuilder partner award for 12th year running

Receives David Weekley Homes’ coveted “Partners of Choice” Award. 

Simpson Strong-Tie has again earned an “A” ranking in both quality and service by David Weekley Homes, the nation’s largest privately held home builder, and is one of only two companies out of 200 to receive the industry acclaimed “Partners of Choice” award for 12 consecutive years.

The Partners of Choice Award is the result of a rigorous supplier interactive feedback system that recognizes world-class excellence in supply chain management. Simpson Strong-Tie has been part of David Weekley’s world-class evaluation program since its inception in 2003, and is one of only 14 companies this year to achieve the highly sought after “A,A” ranking.

Nearly 1,000 team members at all levels within David Weekley Homes review the company’s approximately 200 trading partners (suppliers) and rate them on both quality and service each quarter. At the heart of this interactive feedback platform, the “National Trading Partner Survey” is a web-based, interactive feedback platform that tracks team members’ responses to measure how effectively partners are managing the supply chain. Partners are rated on a scale from 1-10. Numeric scores are averaged and an alpha ranking of A through F is assigned in 20 percent increments based on each company’s relative standing to others.

The award program honors suppliers who earn an “A” in quality, service or both within a 12-month period. The partner’s results are shared every quarter to foster ongoing improvement within the program. This takes place through a series of individual and group discussions, mentoring calls and strategy sessions.

“Our process is rigorous and comprehensive, and therefore you cannot talk your way to good scores. Great results are earned by successfully managing thousands of transactions annually,” said Bill Justus, vice president of supply chain for David Weekley Homes. “To become an award winner one year is extremely difficult, but to do it 12 years in a row is truly amazing. Through its actions, Simpson Strong Tie has demonstrated world-class excellence for over a decade with David Weekley Homes.”

Mike Moran, vice president of Simpson Strong-Tie builder programs, said receiving the iconic Partners Choice Award every year is a true honor. “We never take this prestigious award for granted and know that we need to earn it every year by raising the bar in quality and service. To receive this outstanding recognition 12 years straight makes us so proud. All of us at Simpson Strong-Tie understand excellent service is one of our core values. Our late founder, Barc Simpson, used to tell us regularly our customers are our bosses. This award is validation that we are staying true to his mission.”

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