American Honda Recognizes Data Linkage Software, Inc. As a Top Supplier with Premier Partner Award

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Today we acknowledge an elite group of suppliers who embody Honda's philosophy of delivering the highest possible value to our customers through quality products and customer service

American Honda Motor Co., Inc. President and CEO Tetsuo Iwamura recently presented the company’s Premier Partner Award to Data Linkage Software, Inc., for excellence in dealer management systems and outstanding customer service. Data Linkage Software provided American Honda with a paperless system for managing dealership information, checking performance, tracking and correcting deficiencies, and creating performance and trending presentations. Having partnered with American Honda since 1999, Data Linkage Software has also provided the company with the systems they use for logistics planning and forecasting, sales incentive planning, and parts and supplier management.

This is the fifth time Data Linkage Software has received the award. Data Linkage Software was one of 15 award recipients selected from 53 suppliers nominated by American Honda associates nationwide.

The Premier Partner Awards were established in 1998 to recognize suppliers who embrace American Honda's philosophy of exceeding customer expectations. This year's award winners represent excellence in a variety of industries including logistics, printing, marketing, consulting, training, interactive solutions and much more.

"Today we acknowledge an elite group of suppliers who embody Honda's philosophy of delivering the highest possible value to our customers through quality products and customer service," said Gary Kessler, American Honda's senior vice president of human resources and administration. "We appreciate the commitment from these fine organizations and thank them for their contribution to Honda's success."

Honda began operations in the U.S. in 1959 with the establishment of American Honda Motor Co., Inc., Honda's first overseas subsidiary. Honda began U.S. production in Ohio in 1979, and began U.S. automobile production in 1982 at its Marysville, Ohio, auto plant. The company has invested more than $10.6 billion in its North America operations, including 14 major manufacturing facilities employing more than 35,000 associates and producing more than 4 million products annually, including more than 1.4 million Honda and Acura automobiles as well as motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles, personal watercraft, lawn mowers, general-purpose engines and other power equipment products. Honda currently partners with more than 600 North American suppliers and on a global basis purchased more than $18.8 billion in parts and materials from North American suppliers last year.

Established in 1985, Data Linkage Software, Inc. provides comprehensive paperless management solutions for the automobile, manufacturing and franchise industries, as well as general software consulting and development services. Data Linkage Software helps companies reduce costs and improve efficiency by standardizing and streamlining business processes, in cost-effective, state of the art applications that streaming business processes, improving efficiency, standardizing business procedures, promoting a collaborative system, and centralizing your data, all within easy to use, reliable, scalable systems.

For more information on Data Linkage Software, Inc., visit http://www.datalinkage.com

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