News & Press

← Back to Press & Media

Press Release

LLamasoft wins General Motors Supplier of the Year Award for Second Year

June 11, 2019

Company named a GM Supplier of the Year for its Performance, Quality, and Innovation

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (May 22, 2019) – LLamasoft, the leading provider of enterprise supply chain design and decision-making solutions is proud to announce that it has been named a GM Supplier of the Year for 2018. The award was presented to LLamasoft by General Motors during its 27th annual Supplier of the Year awards ceremony, held Wednesday, May 15 in Detroit.

General Motors recognized 133 suppliers from 15 countries that have consistently exceeded the automaker’s expectations, created outstanding value or introduced innovations to the company. More than half of the suppliers, including Llamasoft, are repeat winners from 2017.

“We hold our suppliers to a high bar,” said Steve Kiefer, GM Senior Vice President, Global Purchasing and Supply Chain. “They went above and beyond to deliver the innovations and quality that will help us earn customers for life.”

“We are proud to be awarded the premier supplier distinction for the second year.  The fact that we are one of the few enterprise software providers selected makes this especially meaningful,” said Toby Brzoznowski, co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer of LLamasoft. “This honor was made possible because of GM’s collaborative culture and advanced supply chain analytics maturity and most importantly, because of our employees who continue to drive value through hard work, innovation and commitment to customer success.”

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

About LLamasoft, Inc.

Over 750 of the world’s most innovative companies rely on LLamasoft to answer their toughest supply chain questions. Powered by the most comprehensive set of supply chain analytics, LLamasoft technology helps business leaders design the supply chain they need to achieve their profitability, service, and growth goals. Breaking down the limitations of traditional planning and operational systems, LLamasoft creates a true end-to-end view of global supply chains to reveal the optimal design, assess trade-offs, and enable decisions across strategic, tactical and operational time horizons. LLamasoft customers have already identified more than $13B in value, and the same technology is being used to solve some of the most complex supply delivery problems in developing nations. Partnering with humanitarian organizations, government entities and as a member of the World Economic Forum, LLamasoft is on track to positively impact 100 million lives by 2022.

About General Motors Co. 

General Motors (NYSE:GM) is committed to delivering safer, better and more sustainable ways for people to get around. General Motors, its subsidiaries and its joint venture entities sell vehicles under the Cadillac, Chevrolet, Baojun, Buick, GMC, Holden, Jiefang and Wuling brands. More information on the company and its subsidiaries, including OnStar, a global leader in vehicle safety and security services, Maven, its personal mobility brand, and Cruise, its autonomous vehicle ride-sharing company, can be found at

Media Contact
LLamasoft, Inc.
Lisa Hajra
734-418-3119 ext 1400