GREENSBORO, N.C. — Volvo Group North America met with other leading manufacturers, suppliers and federal officials to discuss collaboration, communication and leveraging federal assets to strengthen small manufacturers during the White House Supply Chain Innovation Roundtable conducted in Washington, D.C.
Patrick Collignon, head of truck cab and vehicle assembly for Volvo Group, participated in the roundtable on July 9 and discuss ways to accelerate technology adoption, strengthen the domestic supply chain and improve product design and process engineering.
“Volvo has developed tools and ways of working to create win-win opportunities for suppliers, as well as our own business,” he said. “Through these opportunities, we hope to see added value, less waste and increased performance of our supply chain to better meet the demand of our customers.”
Over the years, Volvo has been successful in helping many US-based suppliers reduce transport costs via its Supply Chain Optimization Race to Excellence (SCORE) Program.
Officials from the White House, the Departments of Commerce and Energy and the Small Business Administration also participated in the event and announced federal efforts to help small firms adopt technologies and improve the flow of information within supply chains.