CHICAGO (May 7, 2009)—Gates Corp. and Uni-Select U.S.A. won the 2009 Polk Inventory Efficiency Awards from R.L. Polk & Co., the automotive aftermarket information and marketing firm.
Officials of Polk presented the awards at the 2009 Global Automotive Aftermarket Symposium in Chicago.
Gates won in the Manufacturer category for its Demand Flow electronic kanban system, which reduced the company's inventory while improving inventory quality and supply chain speed, Polk said.
Uni-Select won the Retailer/Distributor category for its E-Modeling online inventory management tool, which manages the company's inventory to maximum yield while reducing surplus inventory in its supply chain.