Concord, NC – (October 20, 2009) — Cardinal Logistics Management, a leading provider of dedicated transportation solutions, has been named as a Kodak Certified Supplier by Eastman Kodak Company. Cardinal provides just-in-time deliveries as manufacturing support across Kodak’s campus in Rochester, New York.
The Kodak Certified Supplier Program recognizes suppliers that demonstrate the ability to consistently meet Kodak’s performance expectations for quality, on time delivery, lead time, and year over year productivity for the services they provide. The certification process ensures practices and procedures used by their suppliers are of the highest quality. Only 10 percent of all Kodak suppliers worldwide qualify as Certified Suppliers.
To become a Certified Supplier, Cardinal completed a self-assessment as well as an on-site evaluation by a team of Kodak auditors. The audit delves deep into the operation, checking every detail from the most basic of drivers’ work steps to details as specific as data transfer through the electronic dispatch system and information capture. During the rigorous evaluation, Kodak found all of Cardinal’s practices to be above the standards for certification.
“Cardinal completed the process faster than most companies,” explained Peter Bartell, Kodak Supplier Quality Manager. Many Kodak suppliers are not considered for the process or are not able to complete the rigorous process. Of those that do finish, the average completion time is eight months to longer than a year. “From start to finish, Cardinal completed the process in just over six months,” said Bartell.
“We are proud to be considered a Kodak Certified Supplier and will take all steps to retain this certification year after year,” said Cardinal Operations Manager Brian Stover.
About Eastman Kodak Company:
As the world’s foremost imaging innovator, Kodak helps consumers, businesses, and creative professionals unleash the power of pictures and printing to enrich their lives. To learn more, visit www.kodak.com.
About Cardinal Logistics Management Corporation
Headquartered in Concord, NC, Cardinal is one of the country’s leading dedicated transportation solution providers. Cardinal’s logistics experts work directly with clients to optimize their supply chains by developing and implementing customized transportation solutions including specialized equipment and handling, and integrated technology. Cardinal’s services include dedicated contract carriage, home and jobsite delivery, life sciences logistics, bulk transport, transportation management, supply chain consulting, SaaS solutions, warehousing and distribution to companies like AutoZone, Eastman Kodak Company, KraftMaid Cabinetry and Office Depot.
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