I am honored to announce that Fairchild received a Supply Chain Management (SCM) award from Samsung Mobile during their Partner’s Day event held on Friday, February 7, 2014, in Suwon City, Korea. This is the second consecutive time Fairchild has won – something no other supplier has done – and I’m especially proud knowing the award is a reflection our entire supply chain organization, sales, design, manufacturing and logistics organizations working together to deliver the excellence in customer service that a leading organization like Samsung deserves.

This year, only three of Samsung Mobile suppliers – Fairchild, Intel IMC Division and Ricoh – were given such an award.


Fairchild was recognized for its outstanding contributions to enhancing Samsung’s mobile phone supply to their customers. Key selection criteria included an assessment of delivery issues for the last two years, and the deep level of cooperation and commitment Fairchild exhibited to help Samsung Mobile maintain optimal inventory levels.

All nominated suppliers were asked to present their key success cases, and our team’s presentation focused on how the company minimized demand fluctuation to maintain an optimal level of inventory. Members of our team also described our deep partnership philosophy, based on the fact that we don’t consider ourselves as external suppliers, but more as an extension of Samsung Mobile’s staff.


I’m really happy to share that Fairchild’s presentation garnered the highest number of votes from attendees at the event. The attached photographs provide a glimpse into the pride and joy our team felt as we accepted this coveted award.



KN Kim
Regional Vice President, Korea Sales
Fairchild Semiconductor

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