MEGlobal Americas’ supply chain strengths help it provide critical chemicals for manufacturers around the world. By Chris Petersen

As a world leader in the production of monoethylene glycol (MEG) and diethylene glycol (DEG), MEGlobal provides some of the most crucial chemical building blocks for materials ranging from polyester fibers to antifreeze and other industrial applications. With so many manufacturing operations around the world depending on MEG and DEG to keep their production running smoothly, a strong supply chain is critical for MEGlobal.


A.T. Chadwick has succeeded for more than 50 years because it holds true to its philosophy of focusing on quality. By Chris Petersen

As one of the largest mechanical contractors in the Philadelphia area, A.T. Chadwick Co. Inc. has had a hand in numerous successful projects over the years. And, as the company marks its 50th anniversary in 2016, it continues to count on the strength and experience of its people as major differentiators in a crowded marketplace. Project Manager Ernie Falco says that on projects such as its recent work for Westway Group, A.T. Chadwick leverages the experience of its people at every level of the company to provide the highest-quality service in every aspect of its work.

Founded in 1966, A.T. Chadwick specializes in heating, air conditioning, plumbing and medical gas services in a variety of market segments. Falco says the company services a large array of Fortune 500 companies throughout the Philadelphia area, and it has multiple groups within the organization to serve different types of customers. For example, the company has groups devoted to commercial clients, industrial clients and pharmaceutical clients. A.T. Chadwick provides its services to many of the area’s top general contractors as well as directly to property owners including hospitals and educational facilities.


American Axle & Manufacturing secures its place by working with suppliers in advanced and collaborative capacities. By Eric Slack

Founded in 1994 and built on decades of experience, American Axle & Manufacturing (AAM) has become a leading global Tier-1 automotive supplier. Thanks to highly engineered, advanced technology products, processes and systems, AAM now provides driveline and drivetrain systems and related components for light trucks, SUVs, passenger cars, crossover vehicles and commercial vehicles.

Air Products and Chemicals is on the road to becoming the world’s best-performing industrial gas company. By Alan Dorich

Air Products is flexible when it comes to serving customers’ needs, Strategic Sourcing Manager Timothy Tulio says. “We have different methods of delivering our products,” he says, noting that this can often be through truck, rail or even through pipelines. “The need determines which is the best option for that particular customer.”

The company also will build a facility adjacent to a client’s location if they have a large demand for a particular product, Tulio adds. “We’ll develop a pipeline over into their facility,” he says.


Enhanced sourcing operations at 3M Canada are playing a big role in its efforts to contribute to 3M’s ongoing growth. By Eric Slack

The 3M name is synonymous with innovation. Best known for products such as Scotch tape, sandpaper, Post-it Notes, Filtrete filters and Meguiar’s car care products, the organization has impacted the lives of people around the globe. Today, the company’s presence extends into industries such as electronics, healthcare, manufacturing and more. In Canada, 3M Canada has been in business since its creation 1951 in Brantford, Ontario. Now, it is headquartered in London, Ontario, and an important piece of the St. Paul, Minnesota-based 3M empire.

“3M Canada employs about 1,800 people across Canada, and I look after strategic sourcing and package engineering with a staff of 30 based in three locations in Ontario,” Manager of Strategic Sourcing Jeff van Geel says.


Jabil Circuit Inc. tackles complex supply chains by offering its customers better solutions than yesterday. By Janice Hoppe

As the third-largest manufacturing services provider in the world, Jabil Circuit Inc. works to continuously improve its network optimization tools and provide its customers with the right answers for their custom supply chain challenges. “Technology is always evolving and today we have an answer for custom supply chains, but it’s not good enough,” Global Supply Chain Vice President Joe McBeth says. “We want to keep making it better and better. Supply chain evolution, speed and the ability to keep up with change are really the new frontiers.”

James Golden and Bill Morean founded Jabil in 1966, merging their first names to create the company name. Jabil’s first major customer was in the auto industry. Jabil served as the manufacturing partner for multiple automotive customers, including Johnson Controls, Webasto and General Motors Co.

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Innovations in the supply chain are allowing ServiceMaster Global Holdings Inc. to take its services to the next level.
By Eric Slack

Founded in 1929 as a mothproofing company, ServiceMaster may be nearly 90 years old but it thinks more like a start-up. By challenging the way things have always been done, ServiceMaster is developing new innovations to protect and maintain homes and business. At its core, the company is committed to finding better ways to provide outstanding service and customer communication, where, when and how customers want it delivered.

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Topaz prepares for growth as it streamlines its supply chain and sets itself apart with a personal touch.
By Alan Dorich

After more than three decades, Topaz Lighting Corp. sets itself apart from competitors with a personal touch, Vice President of Supply Chain and Global Operations Brad Goodfriend says. “Other companies say the customer comes first – [but] at Topaz, we mean it,” he states.

“Customer-centricity is part of everything we do,” he continues. “When you call Topaz, you get that personalized service akin to a small company, although we continue to grow. We pride ourselves on having developed the reputation of being the easiest company to do business with within our industry.”

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