BOISE, Idaho, Aug. 01, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Boise Cascade Engineered Wood Products, a unit of Boise Cascade Company headquartered in Boise, Idaho, has been selected as one of only 14 national 2016 winners of the prestigious “A,A Partners of Choice” Award for supply chain management from David Weekley Homes, the largest for profit, privately-owned U.S. home builder. The coveted “A,A Partners of Choice” honor is awarded to trading partners receiving the highest marks through participation in Weekley’s world-class supplier evaluation platform. This program challenges David Weekley Homes and its suppliers to achieve excellence through a rigorous continuous improvement process, the heart of which is the “National Trading Partners Survey.” Only 7% of 200 suppliers doing business with David Weekley Homes received the highly sought after “A,A Partners of Choice” award for both quality and service excellence in 2016, marking the 10th time Boise Cascade has received the coveted award -- Boise Cascade among the two highest-ranking winners over the past 12 years.
1. PERFORMANCE STARTS WITH SUPPLYING BETTER PRODUCTS – AND THE RIGHT ONES
It means Boise Cascade not owning forests, but watching over the supply chain from the sustainable growth and harvest of renewable forest resources through all facets of production; Coordinating product flow through constant changes in home styles, variety in floor plans and fluctuations in the homebuilding industry. It also means maintaining quality control over the ultra-close tolerances of engineered wood products; Guaranteeing the quality and performance of engineered lumber for the life of the home; And area managers maintaining good relationships with David Weekley Homes Purchasing Managers to assist with product changes in concert with the supply chain in the DWH “Central Living” line of homes.
2. MOVING PRODUCT THROUGH THE LARGEST EWP DISTRIBUTION NETWORK
It means getting products to distributors so they can deliver them to dealers across America; Area managers checking to assure deliveries are complete and on schedule; Solving installation issues, with area managers and engineers available to assist with field issues; Keeping distribution channels properly aligned; Adapting to changes at some of the major building products retailers; Working out relationships with new people; Participating in supplier appreciation events to promote the partnership to dealers; And when David Weekley Homes enters a new market, in means Boise Cascade being willing to provide local supplier recommendations based on its national distribution and dealer footprint.
3A. BOISE CASCADE SUPPLYING TOOLS TO HELP BUILDERS BUILD BETTER HOMES
It means supplying an array of tools, like BC FRAMER® to design homes; BC CALC® to optimize loads; BC CONNECT®, the EWP dealer profit center; And the BC FloorValue® floor performance planning and evaluation system; Providing product, specifier, builder and installation guides and other tools to assure correct installation; And area managers and engineers accessible to assist with building code changes.
3B. DAVID WEEKLEY HOMES SUPPLYING TOOLS TO HELP TRADING PARTNERS FINE-TUNE
It means David Weekley Homes generously supplying the National Trading Partner Survey, a running quarterly review of supplier performance as assessed by 1,000 team members from all levels within David Weekley Homes; And David Weekly Homes asking its evaluators to communicate issues so Boise Cascade people can fix areas of difficulty before they become serious problems.
4. DAVID WEEKLEY HOMES AND BOISE CASCADE REMAINING “EASY TO DO BUSINESS WITH”
Finally, it means all channels are aligned and projects flowing smoothly; Area managers, engineers and software experts are available to solve problems; Good business relationships are enhanced at all levels including senior management, national accounts and local division management; And most importantly, David Weekley Homes is providing Boise Cascade people with inside data and feedback, and Boise Cascade people are applying their customer focus, understanding what the David Weekley Homes customer needs, aligning that with the David Weekley Homes vision, and driving it through the channel, so David Weekley Homes receives more than expected -- and is delighted.
ABOUT DAVID WEEKLEY HOMES
David Weekley Homes, the nation’s largest privately held homebuilder, is celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2016. Headquartered in Houston, the Company operates in 24 cities and 13 states across the United States. David Weekley Homes was the first builder in the United States to be awarded the Triple Crown of American Home Building, an honor which includes “America’s Best Builder,” “National Housing Quality Award” and “National Builder of the Year.” David Weekley Homes has also appeared 10 times on FORTUNE magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For®” list. Since 1976, the Company has closed more than 80,000 homes. For more information, visit www.davidweekleyhomes.com.
ABOUT BOISE CASCADE ENGINEERED WOOD PRODUCTS
Boise Cascade Company, headquartered in Boise, Idaho, manufactures engineered wood products, plywood, lumber and particleboard and distributes a broad line of building materials, including wood products manufactured by the Company. For more information about Boise Cascade Company, visit www.bc.com.
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