The Hillman GroupThe Hillman Group strengthens its supply chain logistics team and network, increasing efficiencies throughout its supply chain to exceed customer satisfaction and prepare for continued growth.

By Janice Hoppe-Spiers, Senior Editor at Knighthouse Publishing

The Hillman Group made its mark in the hardware industry more than five decades ago as a fastener company. Since then, the company has leveraged its ability to simplify the hardware buying experience for top home improvement retailers and local hardware customers. “Our success has been and continues to be because of our customer focus,” Director of Transportation and Logistics and 25-year Army logistics veteran Vic Santiago says. “We are a large company, but take a small company approach in regards to customer focus - while growing from $800 million to over a billion over the last 24 months.”

GoDaddy(Photo credit: Gabe Scalise @ GoDaddy:

GoDaddy is moving its procurement department to a global model to support its growth.

By Alan Dorich, Senior Editor at Knighthouse Publishing

When small businesses come to GoDaddy, it improves them with the tools to win. “[We’re] helping them transfer their ideas into a success,” Chief Procurement Officer Keith Tice says. “Every employee that works here is focused on that.”

AgilentAgilent’s recent initiatives ensure that its entire staff is moving toward the same goals.

By Alan Dorich, Senior Editor at Knighthouse Media

Every time Agilent Technologies Inc. serves a client, it has the goal of achieving a greater good. “Every product we make – no matter where we are – makes this world a little better every day,” Henrik Ancher-Jensen says.

AvayaBy transforming its supply chain to achieve best-in-class metrics, Avaya remains a leader in the telecom industry.

By Staci Davidson, Senior Editor at Knighthouse Publishing 

Avaya is a global leader in digital communications software, services and devices, serving 90 percent of the Fortune 500 and 130,000 businesses worldwide. The company delivers tools and services to businesses of all sizes, enabling mission-critical, real-time communication applications. For example, Avaya’s technology has powered Pro Football’s draft, and its contact center infrastructure has been recognized as best in the industry. Its supply chain is key in this leadership, and customer satisfaction is Avaya’s top priority, according to Benji Green, executive director of integrated supply chain planning. 


What makes indirect/maintenance repair and overhaul (MRO) material management its own world, and why are purchasing and supply chain management most often involved?

AIT Worldwide LogisticsAIT Worldwide Logistics invests in its operation and culture to develop long-term relationships with its global customer base.
By Staci Davidson, Senior Editor at Knighthouse Publishing

When AIT Worldwide Logistics was established in 1979, it was because its founders believed there was a better way to serve clients. The company has remained solution-oriented since that time, growing into a global operation that provides clients with custom services to help ensure the profitability of their businesses. AIT is dedicated to improving clients’ supply chains, which can mean moving heavyweight cargo around the world, enabling just-in-time warehousing or delivering goods directly to a consumer’s front door. 


Allegis Global picAllegis Global Solutions leads the global staffing market by offering software and services that others cannot.
By Jim Harris, Senior Editor at Knighthouse Publishing

Allegis Global Solutions (AGS) continues to solidify its position at the top of its market by developing cutting-edge solutions to its clients. “We have built processes and technologies that are absolutely unique in the industry,” says Matt Fringeli, AGS’ global director of supply chain management.

The global talent solutions provider specializes in managed services provider (MSP) and recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) services, which it offers to companies in more than 62 countries. “As a leader in the industry, AGS’ global capabilities set us apart along with the tenure of our leadership, who are AGS-grown and experienced via the changes throughout the growth of our company,” he adds.

Contanda picContanda makes sure its services meet its clients’ needs.
By Alan Dorich, Senior Editor at Knighthouse Media

For Contanda Terminals, the key to its success is its team of passionate employees who are driven to branch the company out into new markets. “It’s been fun, challenging and rewarding to experience the differences in each of those markets,” President and CEO G.R. “Jerry” Cardillo says. “It’s our employees that make our company go.”

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