Office Depot, Inc. (NASDAQ:ODP), a leading provider of office products, services, and solutions, today announced it has been honored with the coveted “Partners of Choice Award” by David Weekley Homes, the largest privately-held home builder in North America, for receiving an “A” rating in product quality. It is the twelfth consecutive year that Office Depot has received the esteemed award given this year to only eight of the home builder’s suppliers.
“Product quality is a top priority for Office Depot and we are honored to be recognized for our efforts by David Weekley Homes with the prestigious ‘Partners of Choice’ award,” said Steve Calkins, president of business solutions division for Office Depot, Inc. “We are committed to exceeding customer expectations by continuing to provide quality products and services at a great value for our customers.”
Now in its fourteenth year, the “Partners of Choice” award is presented to suppliers based on their quality and service rating in David Weekley Homes’ “National Trading Partner Survey.” On a quarterly basis, team members complete a comprehensive supplier evaluation review that allows them to rate approximately 200 suppliers on their effectiveness in delivering quality to the organization. The evaluation process is designed to facilitate best-practice communications and operations between all channel partners and the homebuilder. The award is presented to companies that receive the highest marks from approximately 1,000 David Weekley Homes associates from all levels within the organization.
“The rating system for the National Trading Partner Survey is rigorous and extensive, yet Office Depot continues to be one of our top-rated suppliers each year,” said Bill Justus, vice president supply chain services for David Weekley Homes and executive sponsor of the supplier evaluation platform. “The company received the award because they have proven to be a world-class leader in providing quality products to our team and it reflects in their annual ratings.”
In compiling the results of the National Trading Partner Survey, each company’s numeric scores are averaged, and then an alpha rating is assigned relative to its ranking as compared with all of Weekley’s other national trading partners. Alpha ratings range from A to F in 20 percent increments. The “Partners of Choice” Award is presented to suppliers who maintained either an “A” rating in either quality or service.
Office Depot has been a partner of David Weekley Homes since 2002, providing office supplies and services.