Nichols Earns DEAL Award for Leadership in Sustainability

Sustainability Dashboard Tools, LLC presented the DEAL Awards October 30, 2018, at the ISSA North America Show in Dallas, TX. The awards recognize the outstanding performance, contributions, and leadership of organizations that participate in the DEAL program.

“We are honored and humbled to have earned this recognition,” said Renae Hesselink, Vice President of Sustainability. “Nichols’ leadership is proud of our staff members who embraced the DEAL program to help us on the path for continuous improvement.”

DEAL (Distributor Efficiency Analytics & Learning) is a comprehensive program developed and deployed by Sustainability Dashboard Tools, LLC. It incorporates learning, analytics, and recognition to help distributors, wholesalers, and manufacturers benchmark their performance, streamline their operations, and realize significant savings in warehousing and fleet expenses.

In addition to its three core components, the DEAL program also conducts semiannual performance reviews, during which DEAL consultants provide one-on-one discourse. The reviews quantify the effect of each participant’s involvement in the DEAL program in terms of money saved, expenditures averted, and environmental impact.

The DEAL program isn’t a one-and-done certification; it is an ongoing process focused on continuous improvement. “This is only the beginning,” Hesselink stated. “We believe this program will improve our operational efficiency and, in turn, make us a better partner for our customers.”