Boise Cascade Engineered Wood Products, a unit of Boise Cascade Company headquartered in Boise, Idaho, has been selected as one of only 14 national 2017 winners of the prestigious “A,A Partners of Choice” award for supply chain management from David Weekley Homes, the largest for-profit, privately-owned U.S. home builder. The coveted “A,A Partners of Choice” honor is awarded annually to trading partners receiving the highest marks through participation in Weekley’s world-class supplier evaluation platform. This program challenges David Weekley Homes and its suppliers to achieve excellence through a rigorous continuous improvement process, the heart of which is the “National Trading Partners Survey.”
Only 7% of 200 suppliers doing business with David Weekley Homes received the highly sought-after “A,A Partners of Choice” award for both quality and service excellence for 2017, marking the 11th time Boise Cascade has received the coveted award. What put Boise Cascade in a position to succeed so dramatically in that time frame? By being in a position to take advantage of industry consolidation and rebirth in the past eight years because of the following factors which make up the Boise Cascade 4-point Value Proposition:
BETTER ENGINEERED WOOD PRODUCTS: Watching over the total length of the supply chain through all facets of production; coordinating product flow through constant changes in home styles, variety in floor plans and fluctuations in the homebuilding industry; maintaining quality control over the ultra-close tolerances of engineered wood products; warrantying the quality and performance of engineered lumber for the life of the home; and area managers maintaining excellent working relationships with David Weekley Homes purchasing managers to meet and fulfill product and channel needs in concert with the DWH supply chain.
It means getting products through NATIONWIDE DISTRIBUTORS for delivery to dealers across America. it also means area managers checking that deliveries are complete and on schedule; solving installation issues, with area managers and engineers available to assist with field issues; adapting to changes among building products retailers; and when David Weekley Homes enters a new market, Boise Cascade being willing to provide local supplier recommendations based on its distribution and dealer footprint.
It means SUPPLYING TOOLS such as BC FRAMER® to design homes more efficiently; BC CALC® to optimize loads; BC CONNECT®, the EWP dealer profit center; BC FloorValue® floor performance planning and evaluation; and other tools to assure correct design and installation. BC FloorValue® calculates floor performance based on dynamic analysis with a “Heat Map” showing deflection and enabling comparison of framing options based on performance and price – all before framing begins.
Finally, David Weekley Homes and Boise Cascade people are EASY TO DO BUSINESS WITH, channels are aligned and projects flowing smoothly; area managers, engineers and software experts are available to solve problems; and good business relationships are enhanced. David Weekley Homes and Boise Cascade people are all applying their customer focus, understanding what customers need, aligning that with the DWH vision and driving it through the channel, so David Weekley Homes people are delighted.
ABOUT DAVID WEEKLEY HOMES
David Weekley Homes, founded in 1976, is headquartered in Houston and operates in 23 markets across the United States. David Weekley Homes was the first builder in the United States to be awarded the Triple Crown of American Home Building, an honor which includes “America’s Best Builder,” “National Housing Quality Award” and “National Builder of the Year.” Weekley has also appeared 11 times on FORTUNE magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For®” list. Since inception, David Weekley Homes has closed more than 80,000 homes. For more information about David Weekley Homes, visit the company’s website at [ www.davidweekleyhomes.com ]
Boise Cascade Company, headquartered in Boise, Idaho, manufactures engineered wood products, plywood, lumber and particleboard and distributes a broad line of building materials including wood products manufactured by the Company.