APICS Atlanta Names Vanderlande Industries "Company of the Year"

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Award recognizes leadership in supply chain management activities and support of the Chapter

Vanderlande Industries accepts the "Company of the Year" award at a special "Meet & Greet" event sponsored by APICS Atlanta and held at the Georgia Logistics Summit.

Vanderlande incorporates the APICS body of knowledge into their business culture. The company encourages and supports APICS membership and promotes participation in our chapter’s in-house certification programs.

APICS Atlanta, a non-profit organization serving the Metro Atlanta area for over 50 years, has announced that Vanderlande Industries has been named Company of the Year. Previous winners from past years have included Central Garden and Pet, Landis & Gyr, Graphic Packaging International, and Newell Rubbermaid, among others.

APICS Atlanta is the local affiliated chapter for APICS, the leading industry association dedicated to the field of supply chain management.

Vanderlande is the global market leader for value-added logistic process automation at airports, and in the parcel market. The company is also a leading supplier of process automation solutions for warehouses.

“Vanderlande incorporates the APICS body of knowledge into their business culture,” said Chris Barnes, President, APICS Atlanta. “The company encourages and supports APICS membership and promotes participation in our chapter’s in-house certification programs.”

Supply chain employees at Vanderlande are encouraged to become certified in supply chain management, with several employees currently enrolled in the course. This certification helps teams understand and evaluate supply chain wide activities and the interconnectedness within their global operations.

“This award is a testament to Vanderlande’s dedication to and investment in the professional development of its teams across all levels of the organization,” said Blake Mathies, Vice President of Supply Chain at Vanderlande. “Our culture of learning and continuous improvement is a key to our success in supporting our growth and meeting the demanding requirements of our customers.”

APICS is a global professional association dedicated to promoting the principles of operations and supply chain management through research and education and through professional certifications: Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM), Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) and Certified in Logistics, Transportation and Distribution (CLTD) recognition for individuals. APICS also offers SCORE assessments and certifications for corporations. The APICS Atlanta Chapter conducts a wide variety of programming that offers professional development and networking for its almost 700 members in the Metro Atlanta area. For more information, please visit http://www.apicsatlanta.org.

About Vanderlande Industries

Vanderlande is the global market leader for value-added logistic process automation at airports, and in the parcel market. The company is also a leading supplier of process automation solutions for warehouses.

Vanderlande’s baggage handling systems move 3.7 billion pieces of luggage around the world per year, in other words 10.1 million per day. Its systems are active in 600 airports including 13 of the world’s top 20. More than 39 million parcels are sorted by its systems every day, which have been installed for the world’s leading parcel companies. In addition, 12 of Europe’s top 20 e-commerce businesses and many distribution firms have confidence in Vanderlande’s efficient and reliable solutions.

The company focuses on the optimisation of its customers’ business processes and competitive positions. Through close cooperation, it strives for the improvement of their operational activities and the expansion of their logistical achievements. Vanderlande’s extensive portfolio of integrated solutions – innovative systems, intelligent software and life-cycle services – results in the realisation of fast, reliable and efficient automation technology.

Established in 1949, Vanderlande has more than 5,000 employees, all committed to moving its customers’ businesses forward at diverse locations on every continent. With a consistently increasing turnover of more than 1.1 billion euros, it has established a global reputation over the past six decades as a highly reliable partner for value-added logistic process automation.

For more information about the company, its products and technology, as well as career opportunities, please visit http://www.vanderlande.com.

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