The award celebrates DS Smith’s outstanding partnership working on Young’s Seafood’s new Virtual Integration strategy, an initiative where Young’s is working with its suppliers to drive sustainability improvements for mutual benefit.
DS Smith has worked with Young’s Seafood for more than 20 years, and was chosen for its commitment to providing excellent service levels and delivering innovative solutions.
Young’s praised DS Smith for its overall support and flexibility when working with all the seafood producer’s sites.
Stuart Caborn, chief supply chain and procurement officer for Young’s, said the two companies share expertise and help reduce cost, creating value.
“DS Smith got on board with our Virtual Integration strategy early on, bringing exciting new ideas to the table and helping us to achieve some excellent results together for our customers. With their innovative approach, DS Smith is a well-deserved winner of this award.”
Mike Alvis, business development director of DS Smith’s UK Packaging division, said: “We were honoured to receive this award from Young’s Seafood and feel very privileged to have been chosen out of its wide range of packaging suppliers. Building strong, working relationships with our customers really helps us to understand a brand, its processes and its market. Getting involved in Young’s Seafood Limited’s innovative Virtual Integration strategy right from the start provided us with the opportunity to address all the touch points of the packaging supply chain, meaning we can provide customers like Young’s with very real and concrete results.”
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