Abbott Recognizes Robinson Printing & Creative Media

Abbott Laboratories has recognized commercial printer Robinson Printing & Creative Media (Temecula, CA) with its Supplier Excellence Award. The company was recognized for exceptional contributions to Abbott in 2009 and was chosen from more than 20,000 worldwide suppliers because of outstanding performance in supplying quality materials, equipment and services to Abbott. Robinson’s owners, Mike and Dave Robinson, traveled to Abbott Park, IL. Says Mike Robinson: “We are very grateful to Abbott for the opportunity to partner with them for almost two decades. Without a doubt, it is our employees and their commitment to quality and perfection that has enabled us to receive this tremendous recognition."

Robinson Printing & Creative Media was recognized by Abbott Laboratories. From left to right are: Sarah Catterson, VP, Global Purchasing, Abbott; Mike Robinson, Owner/CFO, Robinson Printing; Dave Robinson, Owner/President, Robinson Printing; and Mike Sheehy, Director, Abbott Vascular.

Explains Sarah Catterson, divisional vice president, corporate purchasing, Abbott: “Abbott’s reputation for delivering quality products to patients is a direct result of our collaborative approach to supplier relationships. We’re pleased to recognize these companies that consistently achieve the highest levels of excellence.”

The Abbott Supplier Performance Program began in 1991 and assesses supplier performance using key performance indicators and feedback from internal Abbott employees in all divisions and functional areas involved with the supplier. Program suppliers are measured in the categories of quality, delivery performance, service levels, cost effectiveness, process improvement, and innovation.


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