Columbus Distribution Center named SPR Distribution Center of the Year

March 14th, 2014

S.P. Richards Company, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Genuine Parts Company (GPC: NYSE) and leading wholesale distributor of business and office supplies, announced today…

Columbus Distribution Center named SPR Distribution Center of the Year

S.P. Richards Company presented its Columbus, Ohio location the 2013 Distribution Center of the Year award at the company’s recent National Sales and Operations Meeting. This honor is awarded each year to the S.P. Richards distribution center that achieves the highest combined results in a number of key performance measurements including service levels, order and inventory accuracy, inventory turn, sales and employee productivity.

Dennis Reid, Columbus General Manager accepted the award on behalf of the employees of the Distribution Center. He commented on the honor, “It is very satisfying to see the efforts of our Columbus team recognized with this award. This award acknowledges the contributions made by sales representatives, the management team, shipping and receiving personnel, drivers and customer service team. I appreciate their efforts every day and this lets them know that the company does as well. Our team rose to the challenges of 2013 and this award tells them all – job well done!”

Rick Toppin, S.P. Richards Company President and COO added, “Dennis and the Columbus team exemplify the dedication to operational excellence that is ingrained in our company and that contribute to our customers’ and our success. Columbus achieved outstanding results in a challenging business environment, driving significant improvements in nearly every key performance indicator. We thank Dennis and all of the employees at the Columbus Distribution Center for their efforts and congratulate them on earning the company’s most prestigious award.”

S.P. Richards Company, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Genuine Parts Company (GPC: NYSE), distributes a wide spectrum of business products to office products resellers throughout the U.S. and Canada. These products include consumable office supplies, office furniture, computer supplies, consumer electronics, safety and security items, cleaning products, breakroom and food service supplies from all of the major industry manufacturers. S.P. Richards Company markets several proprietary lines under the brand names of Lorell®, Integra™, Sparco™, Genuine Joe®, Nature Saver®, Compucessory®, Elite Image® and Business Source®. The company operates 41 Distribution Centers across the United States and Canada.

Genuine Parts Company is a distributor of automotive replacement parts in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Australasia.
The Company also distributes industrial replacement parts in the U.S., Canada and Mexico through its Motion Industries subsidiary. S. P. Richards Company, the Office Products Group, distributes business products nationwide in the U.S. and Canada. The Electrical/Electronic Group, EIS, Inc., distributes electrical and electronic materials throughout the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Genuine Parts Company had 2013 revenues of $14.1 billion.

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