GEP receives "Most Valuable Partner Award" by R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company

Clark, New Jersey
February 17, 2010

GEP announced today that they have been recognized with a 2009 "Most Valuable Partner Award" by R.J. Reynolds. The annual award gives R.J. Reynolds the opportunity to share their opinions on "the best" in many categories of business.

R.J. Reynolds cited GEP as being collaborative and flexible to work with and acknowledged the impact GEP made in streamlining processes, improving strategic category management, and delivering bottom-line cost savings.

"We thank R.J. Reynolds for this wonderful honor," said Subhash Makhija, CEO of GEP. Our relationship has been very positive as we work collaboratively with the RJR team to continue to identify ways to help reduce the company's overall operating costs and improve overall supplier performance. This recognition is a testament to the truly unique capabilities and services GeP brings in the procurement outsourcing arena."

GEP and R.J. Reynold’s association began in early 2009 when GEP was brought on board as part of a strategic global purchasing initiative to outsource its management of marketing products, marketing services, MRO and related spend. R.J. Reynolds continues to implement additional tools and training to achieve similar sourcing results in other categories.

About GEP

Founded in 1999 and headquartered in Clark, New Jersey, GEP is a highly regarded procurement services company offering a unique blend of consulting, technology and procurement outsourcing services with a focus on bottom-line "realized savings." With employees spread across three continents and offices in the US, the UK, the Czech Republic, Costa Rica, China and India, they serve an extensive and well-renowned list of Global 2000 companies. Their service portfolio spans across diverse verticals including consumer packaged goods, travel and hospitality, pharmaceutical, chemicals, renewable energy, utilities, oil and gas, government, industrial manufacturing, insurance, among many others.

For the last 10 years GEP has been working with clients to successfully deliver an average of 4 to 16% realized savings. Their blended business model with the right mix of resources has provided their clients with a sizeable ROI year after year.

To learn more about their procurement services, visit

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