Sourcing represents a significant percentage of a company’s operating expenses, and in turn, they continually seek opportunities to optimize spend without sacrificing quality, service delivery or tenant and employee satisfaction. To achieve this, companies want to work with the best suppliers while getting the best value.
That is why Jones Lang LaSalle is commited to identifying the industry’s leading vendors and building strong partnerships with them. We understand how critical our suppliers are to delivering quality, reliable service and real value to our clients.
Last year, to recognize our partners and industry leaders for helping us deliver the highest caliber of service, value and innovation to our clients, Jones Lang LaSalle launched the annual Supplier of Distinction Awards Program.
In the program’s inaugural year, five companies were recognized within four categories. This year, we are proud to recognize six companies within six categories.
2012 Suppliers of Distinction
Jones Lang LaSalle recognized the following companies as their
2012 Suppliers of Distinction:
ABM - Collaboration
Start2Finish - Diverse Supplier
GMR - Energy/Sustainability
ValleyCrest Landscape Companies - Innovation
Allied Barton Security Services - Product/Service
Swiss Post Solutions - Total Cost Management
In business for more than 100 years, ABM is one of the largest
facility services providers in the U.S. Having participated in several initiatives for a JLL
healthcare client’s portfolio, the client noted how well ABM has grasped their “One Team”
approach. Recently, ABM implemented team cleaning changes across this client’s portfolio,
leading to over $224,000 in annualized cost savings.
Start2Finish, a minority owned enterprise, provides its clients
with transparent, fully-integrated construction and facilities management solutions. The
company developed a new service model for one of JLL’s consumer goods clients, which helped
integrate multiple service lines at a lower cost. Having reduced annual costs by 10%
consecutively over the last two years, Start2Finish is committed to contributing up to
$33,000 per year towards investment innovations to improve the client experience.
GMR manages facility inspection and data collection to help
clients maintain consistent security, lighting design, brand and compliance standards. GMR, a
Women Business Enterprise certified by WBENC (Women Business Enterprise National Council), is
the industry expert helping clients mitigate risk to provide a safe and secure business
environment, as well as ensure consistent branding standards.
The GMR team has successfully integrated new and energy efficient
LED lighting technology across the portfolio of one of JLL’s largest banking clients. Since
the program’s inception, over 200 projects have been delivered, resulting in more than
$865,000 in energy and maintenance savings.
ValleyCrest Landscape Innovation
ValleyCrest Landscape Companies is the nation’s largest integrated
landscape company with more than 60 years of experience. Recent innovations for one of JLL’s
pharmaceutical clients include a comprehensive irrigation system audit geared toward
identifying efficiencies and development of a sprinkler head retro-fit program to decrease
Allied Barton Security Services Product/Service Excellence
For more than 50 years, AB has been providing security officer
solutions to customers all across the nation. AB went beyond their contracted scope of work
to create the Energy Conversation Program. In this program, building tours and security
checks were performed to ensure all lights and electronics were powered off and to identify
and prevent any potential safety risks or hazards.
AB not only reduced overall costs for one of JLL’s pharmaceutical
clients by agreeing to multi-year reductions resulting in more than $181,000 in savings, but
the company also introduced and implemented several “security related” savings with bundled
Swiss Post Solutions Total Cost Management
Swiss Post Solutions is a premier provider of business process
outsourcing and digitization solutions. Over this past year, SPS continually and proactively
identified opportunities to leverage their resources for efficiencies, cost savings and cost
avoidance for one of JLL’s consumer goods clients. SPS has already provided more than
$750,000 in annual cost savings opportunities to the client this year.
How winners are chosen
The award recipients were selected from a pool of a hundred supplier partners by Jones Lang LaSalle’s Global Strategic Sourcing Board through a comprehensive evaluation process. In 2011, the winners represented provided service delivery on integrated facilities management-based client accounts within multi-regional geographies.
The 2011 Jones Lang LaSalle Suppliers of Distinction were recognized during Jones Lang LaSalle’s Management Training Conference in Austin, Texas on June 4, 2012.
Around the globe, our supplier partners play an integral role in helping us deliver exceptional service to our clients. In turn, we will continue to recognize our top performers and challenge all of our suppliers to continuously improve service, add value and innovate.
All of our supplier partners are eligible to win the Supplier of Distinction Award. We look forward to recognizing many more of our partners in the years to come.
For more information on our Supplier of Distinction Awards Program or on Jones Lang LaSalle’s sourcing program, please contact Marc Campbell.