In late September, Great Dane hosted its first Supplier Summit and Innovation Challenge. The goal of the new program is to celebrate past successes while setting the stage for continued innovation and advancement During the special awards dinner, Great Dane recognized the company’s top supplier partners who have exceled in the categories of cost savings, quality and safety, as well as a large and small supplier of the year.
Also new this year is the company’s Innovation Challenge, an optional event designed to bring together the most talented and creative resources to create cutting-edge solutions for Great Dane and its customers. Rick Mullininx, Great Dane’s EVP of Engineering and a member of the company’s Innovation Advisory Board notes, “The Innovation Challenge is designed to provide participating suppliers with an opportunity to spend additional time in collaborative discussions with a cross-functional team of Great Dane managers and leaders—with the goal of developing new business solutions that leverage both company’s specific areas of expertise.”
“We’re truly excited about these new opportunities to collaborate with our key suppliers and by the strong participation and creativity displayed at this first Supplier Summit.” Mullininx added.