Moen Incorporated Receives “Partner Of Choice” Award from Leading Home Builder

Faucet Manufacturer obtains “A” service rating.

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Knowing that the scores are extremely competitive, we are truly honored – and humbled – to once again receive this remarkable award from David Weekley Homes. - Brian Grenfell, vice president of wholesale sales, Moen Incorporated

North Olmsted, Ohio (PRWEB) July 29, 2013

One of the nation’s largest home builders has honored Moen Incorporated with their prestigious “Partners of Choice Award,” by receiving an “A” rating in service. David Weekley Homes, the largest, privately held home builder in America, awarded Moen with this honor for the fifth time as a result of their high rating in their interactive evaluation and feedback platform in which approximately 175 suppliers participate. The award was presented in a ceremony on July 24, 2013 at the David Weekley National Accounts Meeting in Houston, Texas.

The award is based on David Weekley Homes’ rigorous evaluation platform which includes the National Trading Partner Survey that assesses suppliers on quality and service. Each company’s numeric scores are averaged, and then an alpha ranking is assigned that relates its score to all of their national trading partners. Alpha rankings range from A to F in 20-percent increments. Once complete, each company receives a quarterly score card indicating their average scores and alpha rankings for the quarter and rolling 12 months. Then through a series of planning steps, coaching calls and meetings, supplier and David Weekley Homes work together in pursuit of excellence.

“You can never stop in your quest to achieve world-class excellence,” said Bill Justus, vice president of supply chain services for David Weekley Homes. “Our interactive system facilitates communication to help our national trading partners stay in front of issues and create a roadmap for continuous improvement and success.”

After the comprehensive evaluation, few companies rise to the top with such excellent marks. In fact, only 24 companies received the award and only eight received the prestigious “Partners of Choice” A ranking.

“Knowing that the scores are extremely competitive, we are truly honored – and humbled – to once again receive this remarkable award from David Weekley Homes,” said Brian Grenfell, vice president of wholesale sales, Moen Incorporated. “At Moen, we have embraced the David Weekley process to gain insights and help ensure that we can create a seamless process – from faucet procurement to installation. It’s an honor to be recognized for our efforts.”

David Weekley Homes’ strong commitment to excellence is demonstrated by including approximately 600 team members in its survey from every market and level inside its organization.

“We have seen how Moen – from top management down – has embraced our process to actively manage and improve the supply chain,” said Justus. “Moen continues to demonstrate that it is truly a world-class organization in delivering the highest levels of service to our organization. We want to embrace and grow our relationship with partners that invest time and resources to achieve this type of excellence.”

Justus implemented the unique supplier evaluation platform in order to achieve a concept he calls “channel alignment,” where all parties within the supply chain are operating together to support David Weekley Homes. By providing feedback from builders and project managers, warranty service, design center, administrative, and executive team members, trading partners know exactly how they are doing in each market and at every level inside their organization. In summary, the process highlights opportunities for David Weekley Homes and its suppliers to purse excellence together, helping the homebuilder to achieve is goal of “Building Dreams and Enhancing Lives” for its Homebuyers.
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About David Weekley Homes
David Weekley Homes, founded in 1976, is headquartered in Houston and operates in 17 cities across the United States. David Weekley Homes was the first builder in the United States to be awarded the Triple Crown of American Home Building, an honor which includes “America’s Best Builder,” “Builder of the Year,” and the “National Housing Quality Award.” Weekley has also appeared seven times on FORTUNE® magazine’s coveted “100 Best Companies to Work For” list. Since inception, David Weekley Homes has closed more than 70,000 homes. For more information about David Weekley Homes, visit the company’s web site at http://www.davidweekleyhomes.com

About Moen
As the #1 faucet brand in North America, Moen offers a diverse selection of thoughtfully designed kitchen and bath faucets, showerheads, accessories, bath safety products and kitchen sinks for residential applications – each delivering the best possible combination of meaningful innovation, useful features, on-trend styling and lasting value. In addition, Moen® Commercial offers superior performing products that deliver lower lifetime costs for today's facilities.

Moen has worked diligently to support, promote and advance sustainability within the organization and the plumbing industry. The company has been recognized with the 2011 EPA WaterSense® Excellence Award, as well as the 2010 EPA WaterSense Manufacturer Partner of the Year Award, for its work to protect the future of our nation’s water supply through the introduction and ongoing support of water-efficient products, programs and practices, while keeping consumers’ needs top-of-mind.

Moen is part of Fortune Brands Home & Security, Inc. (NYSE: FBHS), which creates products and services that help fulfill the dreams of homeowners and help people feel more secure. The company is a leader in the home and security industries and features well-known and trusted brands like Moen® faucets, Master Lock® padlocks and security products, MasterBrand Cabinets®, Therma-Tru® entryway systems and Simonton Windows®. For more information, please visit http://www.fbhs.com.

WaterSense is a registered trademark of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

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