SupplyChainBrain Recognizes Fortna as a Great Supply Chain Partner for Ninth Consecutive Year

READING, PA (October 16, 2018) – Fortna®, The Distribution Experts®, is proud to be named a 2018 list of 100 Great Supply Chain Partners by SupplyChainBrain for the ninth consecutive year.

SupplyChainBrain received hundreds of nominations during their six-month online poll. “This year’s field of nominees was competitive and inspiring – coming from all sectors of supply chain management,” said Brad Berger, Publisher, SupplyChainBrain.

Nominations for Fortna included statements such as:

  • “Fortna has been our integrator for our last few DC projects and has been a good partner along the way. We are currently wrapping up another successful project with them this year!”
  • “Fortna continues to deliver projects on time and on budget. They have been our supply chain partner for the past 16 years and have completed many new DC projects as well as retrofits. They are a top-notch company!”
  • “Fortna takes the time to understand our business strategy, organization, and challenges at a granular level. The team has deep and broad industry expertise which builds trust.”

“We wish to thank our Clients for taking the time to nominate Fortna. We are honored to add this to our growing list of awards,” said John A. White III, president and CEO of Fortna. “The SupplyChainBrain award is especially meaningful because it is based solely on nominations from Clients for whom Fortna’s operations design and implementation work made a significant impact on their company’s efficiency, customer service and overall supply chain performance.”

The complete listing of the 100 Great Supply Chain Partners appears in the October 2018 issue of SupplyChainBrain magazine and on supplychainbrain.com.

About Fortna Inc.
For over 70 years, Fortna® has partnered with the world’s top brands to transform their distribution operations into a competitive advantage. Fortna helps Clients make and keep bold promises to their customers – fast, accurate and cost-effective fulfillment consistently at every touchpoint, across every channel. Our expertise spans distribution strategy, distribution center operations, material handling automation, supply chain systems and warehouse execution systems. We built our firm on a promise – we develop a solid business case for change and hold ourselves accountable for results. www.fortna.com

About SupplyChainBrain
SupplyChainBrain, the world’s most comprehensive supply chain management information resource, is accessed year-round through a wide range of ever evolving multi-media formats by hundreds of thousands of senior level industry executives. In addition to addressing the fundamental principles of supply-chain management, SupplyChainBrain identifies emerging trends, technologies and best practices, forward thinking ideas and cutting-edge solutions ~ and continues to write and report about these as they evolve and mature. www.supplychainbrain.com

 

Media Contact: Patti Satterfield, VP Global Marketing & Business Development
pattisatterfield@fortna.com

Independent Study Finds Fortna Clients are Competitively Stronger

READING, PA (October 10, 2018) – Independent competitive research firm, wRatings Corporation recently completed a report stating companies that partner with and implement Fortna designed solutions over the past twelve years are competitively stronger than their direct industry peers in terms of pricing power, sales revenue per employee and customer advantages.

Based on a year-over-year analysis, the Fortna Client Group has built superior customer strength over Non-Fortna Clients an average of 9.7% and as much as 12% higher over the past twelve years. This strength allows Fortna Clients to maintain high service levels while shortening order cycle times, thus contributing to long-term relationships and sustainability with their customers.

“For industries that are heavily reliant on distribution, time is critical,” said Gary Williams, CEO and founder of wRatings. “Fortna Clients have the ability to better make and deliver on promises than industry peers. In today’s service-oriented environment, fulfilment speed improvements and shortened order cycle times can be the edge that allows companies to grow and survive.”

“We are proud that clients who invest in Fortna designed solutions have shown measurable competitive strength over their industry peers,” said John A. White III, president and CEO of Fortna. “In today’s demanding e-commerce environment, our clients rely on robust, flexible and responsive operations to maintain their competitive edge. While overall business performance is impacted, in part, by operations outside Fortna’s areas of focus, best performing companies have chosen Fortna as their partner.”

Other factors analyzed in this report which contribute to overall competitive strength include pricing power and sales per employee of Fortna Clients.  Pricing power of Fortna Clients with their customers has been higher than industry peers every year since 2005. In the last three years, Fortna Clients possess ~2% more pricing power than industry peers.  Further, since 2005, Fortna Clients generate $101,000 more sales per employee than industry peers every year on average.

About Fortna Inc.
For over 70 years, Fortna® has partnered with the world’s top brands to transform their distribution operations into a competitive advantage.  Fortna helps Clients make and keep bold promises to their customers – fast, accurate and cost-effective fulfillment consistently at every touchpoint, across every channel.  Our expertise spans distribution strategy, distribution center operations, material handling automation, supply chain systems and warehouse execution systems. We built our firm on a promise – we develop a solid business case for change and hold ourselves accountable for results.  For more, visit www.fortna.com.

About wRatings
wRatings is a privately-owned, independent research firm that analyzes the competitive strength of 2,000+ public companies on a continual basis. The firm utilizes consumer and business panels to rate how well each company meets customer expectations. Since 1999, executive teams, boards, hedge funds and private equity firms use our ratings to help make return on capital decisions. For more information, visit www.wratings.com.

 

Media Contact: Patti Satterfield, VP Global Marketing & Business Development
pattisatterfield@fortna.com