Detroit, MI, March 17, 2022 – General Motors recognized aThingz as a 2021 Supplier of the Year. GM celebrated honorees at its 30th annual Supplier of the Year awards ceremony in Phoenix, Arizona, earlier this week.

GM’s Supplier of the Year award recognizes global suppliers that distinguish themselves by exceeding GM’s requirements, in turn providing GM customers with innovative technologies and among the highest quality in the automotive industry. This year, GM recognized 134 suppliers from 16 countries with the Supplier of the Year distinction.

This is the 1st time aThingz has received the award.

“As we navigate through the Global Inbound Logistics journey for GM, proactively managing supply chain crisis events is critical – our insights into microchip related impacts and ability to quickly make network changes has been instrumental to the continued success of this transformation said Vijaya Neela, aThingz President and CEO

“We are elated with this back-to-back recognition from GM. Having the ability to predict supply chain volatility and events within network is a game changer. We look forward to continued success and partnership with GM” said Kannan Ramachandran, aThingz Chief AI and Commercial Officer

“This year’s Supplier of the Year event was special not only because it’s the 30th anniversary of the program, but because it provided us with the opportunity to recognize our suppliers for persevering through one of the most challenging years the industry has ever faced,” said Shilpan Amin, GM vice president, Global Purchasing and Supply Chain. “These top suppliers showed resilience and reinforced their commitment to pursuing sustainability and innovation. Through our strong relationships and collaboration, GM and our suppliers are poised to build a brighter future for generations to come.”

A global cross functional team selected the 2021 Supplier of the Year winners 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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