C&M Technologies Group Inc., located in Wauregan, CT, has announced receipt of Rockwell Automation’s Supplier of the Year Award for 2009. This prestigious honor was presented during a vendor conference held in Milwaukee, WI, the week of February 5th.
The award is based on performance against defined Rockwell Automation criteria and measurements throughout the year. In addition to lead-time reduction, on time delivery, quality, and productivity, selection as the Supplier of the Year also includes consideration of other key business metrics such as the quality and frequency of communication, the sharing of “best practices”, joint investment in continuous improvement, responsiveness, and active collaboration in identifying areas for product or process enhancement.
John Cleveland, Rockwell Automation’s Director of Strategic Sourcing for Factored Products, and presenter of the award, was quoted as saying, “This award confirms that through mutual collaboration and continuous improvement of lean initiatives, both companies are driving value and achieving the desired results”. David Brakenwagen, C&M’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing, added, “This award defines and validates the C&M mission of providing a level of service excellence that affords our customers a competitive advantage in their marketplace. C&M and Rockwell Automation are synchronized in our collective objectives and we are honored to receive this award from an industry leader.”
In addition, Rockwell Automation and C&M derived a unified strategy centered on next generation product platforms and supply chain optimization. C&M’s engineering value that includes capabilities such as custom bulk cable design, in house tooling fabrication, and connector over-molding technologies, supported the technical aspects of new interconnect platforms. Rockwell Automation’s extensive product and market knowledge around motors and drives provided the technical direction. As a result, both companies have been able to significantly improve the speed to market for new product commercialization.
C&M Corporation, headquartered in Wauregan, CT, is an integrated manufacturer of bulk cable, coil cords, and cable assemblies (both molded and mechanical). C&M offers manufacturing options in the US, Mexico, and China and produces a wide range of cable interconnect solutions for the Industrial, Multi-media, Renewable Energy, Military, Medical, Data Collections, and Datacom/Telecom marketplaces. C&M is a leader in providing engineered interconnect solutions through reliable customer service, world class quality systems, and a wide breadth of manufacturing capabilities that include bulk cable production, internal mold tool fabrication, and innovative assembly constructions. For more information call 860-774-4812 or visit C&M at www.cmcorporation.com.