BorgWarner received the 2015 award for Vendor of the Year for Order Fill by Federated Auto Parts. The award—voted upon by Federated members across North America—recognizes a supplier partner who has shown outstanding dedication and response to the order fill process.
“It is an honor to receive this award and be at the top of Federated’s list of suppliers,” says Frank Doria, BorgWarner VP Aftermarket WD Sales. “We have a long-standing relationship with Federated members and work hard to consistently go over and above to deliver the results they count on.”
The ability to have product on hand is a key component to business success, making the award particularly meaningful to BorgWarner and our customers.
“We hear repeatedly from customers of all sizes that order fill is one of the most important aspects of service from a supplier,” says Gary Bostic, BorgWarner Director of Aftermarket WD Sales. “If the shelf isn’t full, you can’t sell—no matter how good your service is. Keeping proper inventory levels is critical, so this award is recognition that we’re helping to meet one of their essential business needs.”
Federated, one of the largest auto parts distribution and marketing organizations, represents thousands of auto stores throughout North America. The award was presented at Federated’s annual meeting, which was held this month in Phoenix, Arizona.
Accepting the award on behalf of BorgWarner were Gary Bostic, Kent Talley, Frank Doria and John Bedard. All agree that the award is a team award.
“It goes without saying that what we do every day requires a team effort—from customer service and manufacturing to PC&L and distribution,” says Kent Talley, BorgWarner Aftermarket Sales Manager. “We commend the combined effort of these teams that helped us achieve this award.”