Hermann Services Recognized as Outstanding Supplier by Grainger


Grainger, one of Fortune magazines Most Admired Companies, showed their admiration for Hermann Services with the distinction of its 2008 Partners in Performance Award. Grainger, a leading supplier of facilities maintenance products throughout North America, presents the award annually to a select group of suppliers for outstanding performance. Grainger is proud to honor Hermann Services commitment to the highest standards of performance, said D.G. Macpherson, Graingers Senior Vice President, Global Supply Chain. Hermann Services provides three levels of logistics to Grainger: 1) Branch Replenishment Hermann Services provides dedicated fleet and warehousing to service 56 Grainger branches from Washington D.C. to Connecticut. Hermann shuttle drivers transport product from Graingers Robbinsville Distribution Center to our cross dock facility. Inbound product also arrives from Graingers Greenville, SC Distribution Center. We conduct an intensive sort process and make deliveries by 7:00 am every day to the branches. 2) Yard Management Hermann Services provides the Grainger Robbinsville facility with 24/5 terminal operations management, which involves inbound/outbound carrier movement for over 60 doors. Hermann drivers deliver trailers to their keys and bring the freight out to carriers that drop empty trailers and pick up loads. 3) Hub Market Program Hermann Services runs the daily deliveries among three Northeastern market hubs: Cranford, NJ; Masbeth Queens, NY; and Stratford, CT. Each hub services 10 spoke branches. Hermann box trucks make 3-4 delivery runs at least 2-3 times a day for same day order deliveries. Were proud to earn this award from one of the most respected Fortune 500 companies, said Richard F. Hermann, Vice President, Hermann Leasing Company. This is testimony to the hard work and logistics expertise of the entire Hermann team dedicated to the project including that of Chuck Capra, Warehouse Manager, and Jerry Bruno, Operations Manager. A large part of our success is evidenced in the discrepancy reports, which for 6 months have averaged at an impressive 99.3% accuracy rate.