Konica Minolta Receives Inaugural Vendor of the Year Award

Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A. reported today that it’s the first recipient of Marco Technologies’ Vendor of the Year award, a new award created to recognize Marco’s technology partners.

The award started as part of Marco’s Gold Standard initiative, which is founded on pillars of Employee Engagement, Community Support, Vendor Partnerships and Client Satisfaction. Marco implemented the unique recognition in support of the Vendor Partnerships area.

“We wanted to see how our vendors are performing, which vendors are excelling and what opportunities we have for improvement,” said Scott Roeder, vice president of operations at Marco.

During the decision-making process, Marco narrowed its vast vendor list to the top 20 businesses. “We chose vendors we purchased over $1 million dollars from annually,” explained Roeder.

Marco’s committee used scorecards to rank the vendors (on a scale of one to five) in the categories of cost/pricing, supply chain, production, and quality. Konica Minolta is said to have earned impressive scores in all areas – and in fact,received the highest overall scoring in every category surveyed.

For its performance, Konica Minolta received the inaugural Vendor of the Year Award at the Strategic Planning session, an annual event that includes about 100 Marco leaders. The session devoted time to honoring Konica Minolta. Konica Minolta’s Bill Corry, vice president of dealer sales, and Alison Seltzner, strategic account manager, accepted the award.

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