RS Components Wins Award for ‘Operational Excellence’ at Supply Chain Distinction Awards

By Rs Components, PRNE
Thursday, June 16, 2011

OXFORD, England, June 17, 2011 -

Presented for Significant
in Supply Chain

RS Components (RS) the world’s leading high service distributor
of electronics and maintenance products and the trading brand of
Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), has won the Operational Excellence
Award at the Supply Chain Distinction Awards 2011 held in Berlin,
. The prestigious award was presented in recognition of the
company’s significant achievements in supply chain performance,
planning and logistics, as well as customer service and

The main criterion for the annual award was the demonstration of
measurable achievements through strategic supply chain
implementation, such as enhancing the bottom line, maximising
customer satisfaction, reducing cost, increasing market share, and
gaining leadership position. Over the past two years, RS has
implemented a number of key innovations that have helped it to
significantly improve its overall supply chain performance.

Some of the key achievements demonstrated by RS include:
increasing service provision to its customers whilst adding nearly
60,000 products per year; processing 46,000 parcels per day at
industry-leading service levels; moving from 5,000 new product
introductions (NPI) per year to 5,000 NPI per month; and reducing
supply chain costs as a percentage of sales. In addition, RS
has successfully introduced formal forecasting, demand planning and
a Sales, Inventory & Operations Planning (SIOP) process.

Anne Bruggink, General Manager Supply Chain at
Electrocomponents, commented: “We are delighted to win one of the
most respected European supply chain awards. We have a vision to
build a world class supply and this accolade demonstrates that we
are well on the way to achieving this. We have developed a dynamic
and robust supply chain that enables us to continually exceed
customer expectations and be a truly valued business partner for
RS, our suppliers and our customers.”

About RS Components

RS Components is the world’s leading high service distributor of
electronics and maintenance products serving 1.6 million customers
worldwide. Through operations in 32 countries and 17 warehouses,
the Group distributes 550,000 products ranging from semiconductors
and optoelectronics to power tools and protective clothing. The
product and service portfolio supports the entire product lifecycle
from R&D through pre-production to maintenance and repair,
shipping more than 46,000 parcels on the same day the orders are

RS Components and Allied Electronics are the trading brands of
Electrocomponents plc. The Group is listed on the London Stock
Exchange and in the last financial year to 31 March 2011 had
revenues of £1.18bn.  For more information, please visit the
website at href="">

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