PLEASANTON, Calif. — For the ninth year in a row, Simpson Strong-Tie has been honored with the Partners of Choice Award by David Weekley Homes. The company has again earned an A ranking in both quality and service. The Partners of Choice Award is the result of a rigorous supplier interactive feedback system that recognizes excellence in supply chain management.

This rigorous system and resulting award recognize top-performing suppliers in David Weekley’s evaluation program. Simpson Strong-Tie has been part of the survey since its inception in 2003 and is among 16 companies this year to achieve the double A ranking.

More than 600 employees at all levels within David Weekley Homes review the company’s approximately 175 trading partners (suppliers) and rate them on both quality and service each quarter. The National Trading Partner Survey is a web-based, interactive feedback platform that tracks employee responses to measure how effective partners are in managing the supply chain. Partners are rated on a scale from 1-10. Numeric scores are averaged, and an alpha ranking of A through F is assigned in 20-percent increments based on each company’s relative standing to others. The award program honors suppliers who earn an A in quality, service or both within a 12-month period. The results of the survey are shared with all David Weekley Homes trading partners every quarter to foster ongoing improvement within the program.

“We are pleased to once again present the Partners of Choice Award to our friends at Simpson Strong-Tie,” said Bill Justus, vice president of supply chain for David Weekley Homes. “What Simpson Strong-Tie has accomplished over a number of years is truly remarkable, especially when you consider that the length and breadth of our process does not

“The rankings in the National Trading Partner Survey become more and more competitive every year. Being awarded the Partners of Choice Award for the ninth consecutive year exemplifies our commitment to providing exceptional quality and service,” said Mike Moran, vice president of Simpson Strong-Tie builder programs. “On behalf of all Simpson Strong-Tie employees, we are honored to be a chosen supplier of David Weekley Homes and a recipient of this coveted award.”

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