Detroit, MI, June 22, 2021 – aThingz was recognized as a GM Overdrive Award winner in General Motors’ 29th annual Supplier of the Year awards. aThingz was one of only 26 companies to be selected as an Overdrive winner in 2020.

First presented in 2012, GM’s Overdrive Award is a distinction reserved for suppliers who display outstanding achievement within GM’s Global Purchasing and Supply Chain organization’s key focus areas, including sustainable value streams, total enterprise cost and profitability, safety, launch excellence, accelerating innovation and nurturing relationships.

“We are honored and thankful to General Motors for this recognition. We have partnered with GM on a strategic inbound logistics transformation program – aThingz Innovation & transformational mindset, speed to business value and accelerated ROI, has been instrumental to the success of this program in making an influential impact to the total enterprise cost & profitability and resilience management . We will continue to deliver business value and innovation to GM” said Vijaya Neela, aThingz President and CEO

“This recognition is a great milestone for aThingz, and we are thankful to GM. As part of our transformation journey with GM, we have operationalized AI and several Digital Twins to transform business processes, generate sustainable cost savings and efficiency with a greater confidence in data and business decisions. We look forward to continued success and partnership with GM” said Kannan Ramachandran, aThingz Chief AI and Commercial Officer

As part of the annual awards, GM also recognized 122 companies as a Supplier of the Year for consistently exceeding GM’s expectations, providing customers with innovative technologies and among the highest quality in the automotive industry. The recognition is for supplier performance in the 2020 calendar year.

“As GM works to achieve a future with zero crashes, zero emissions and zero congestion, we are proud to have innovative and dedicated suppliers around the world as partners in this mission,” said Shilpan Amin, GM vice president, Global Purchasing and Supply Chain.

“Throughout a challenging year, our suppliers have showed resilience and dedication in working toward our shared goal of long-term sustainability for our planet and the communities we serve, while meeting our present needs,” Amin said. “We are pleased with what we’ve accomplished together in the past year and we are excited by the opportunity that lies ahead.”

The 2020 Supplier of the Year and Overdrive Award winners were selected by a global team of GM purchasing, engineering, quality, manufacturing and logistics leaders. Winners were chosen based on performance criteria in Product Purchasing, Global Purchasing and Manufacturing Services, Customer Care and Aftersales, and Logistics.

About aThingz

aThingz, is a global supply chain technology company that provides the following business outcome focused solutions :

  • Logistics Autonomous Planning
  • Logistics Spend Management
  • Logistics Network Sourcing Intelligence
  • Real Time Transportation Visibility
  • Supply Chain Resilience (Demand-Supply Sensing)
  • Demand Forecasting

We provide faster and timely integrated business insights across the value chain, while transforming, innovating and providing sustainable cost savings, using proprietary algorithms, AI, machine learning, digital twins and optimization models. With our strong foundational data management and integrations features, we continuously improve the quality of data, thereby increasing the accuracy of supply chain business decisions. For more information about our solution and services, please visit us at

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