Celsis and Covalence Labs Earn Recognition


Posted on May 17, 2013 @ 10:25 am



Celsis International and Covalence Laboratories have been named to the 2013 Supply & Demand Chain Executive (SDCE) Top 100 -- "100 Great Supply Chain Projects."

The companies earned this recognition for delivering measurable gains in ROI through cost reductions and increased efficiencies in the supply chain.

CoValence Laboratories significantly improved its product release process by implementing a rapid screening system from Celsis, a global leader in rapid microbial testing.

"We were able to eliminate four days of wait time on finished goods," said Pete Vlcek, COO and vice president of operations, CoValence. "Using Celsis, we streamlined our manufacturing cycle so our clients can deliver their product to market faster."

CoValence Laboratories, an Arizona-based contract manufacturer of custom and private-label products for the beauty industry, is known for its unique skin care formulations. The company previously outsourced its microbial testing to an analytical lab but became frustrated with the long wait time for results.

"Bringing the Celsis system in house has not only enabled our Quality Control department to complete their tasks quicker, it has also had a direct and positive impact on the customer service CoValence strives to deliver," added Vlcek. "Over the course of a year, this means more sales for both our customers and for CoValence."

"The projects featured in the '100' article can serve as a roadmap for supply chain executives looking for new opportunities to drive improvement in their own operations," said Barry Hochfelder, editor of Supply & Demand Chain Executive. The 2013 Top 100 awards recognize solution and service providers that help their customers move toward supply chain excellence.

"Our goal with this year's '100' is to put the spotlight on successful and innovative transformation projects that are delivering bottom-line value to small, medium and large enterprises across the different functions that comprise the supply chain," added Hochfelder.

Final recipients will be featured in the June 2013 issue of Supply & Demand Chain Executive, as well as online at www.SDCExec.com.

This press announcement is also featured on the Wall Street Journal's website, at wsj.com.