VMI Wins “Best Industrial Customer” Award
On 21 November 2013, Link Magazine awarded the Dutch Industrial Suppliers Awards (DISA) “Best Industrial Customer” award. The award is organized by Link Magazine, and is awarded on behalf of suppliers. For the award, outsourcers (such as VMI) are nominated by their suppliers.
It was VMI, based in Epe, which took home the “Best Industrial Customer” award. In that award category, suppliers assessed their customers on eight different criteria, including openness about cost structure and forecasting, communication, and the scope that exists for the use of the supplier’s own specialty. VMI was the only outsourcer to receive the maximum score on every criterion – also on the price transparency component, an issue on which many outsourcers lag. Victor de Heij, Manager Supply for VMI Group, said – “VMI is pleased that its strategy to cooperate with suppliers is recognized. Moreover, VMI stayed ahead of its competitors. Not the smallest players ASML, FEI, Vanderlande!”