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Weyerhaeuser Awards AT&T 2012 IT Supplier of the Year, Continues to Reap Benefits of Innovative Solutions

Federal Way , Washington, June 13, 2012

Weyerhaeuser, a leading forest products company, has awarded AT&T with its 2012 IT Supplier of the Year award. AT&T is currently the primary wireless service provider for Weyerhaeuser and was recognized for its innovative products, quality of delivery, relationship management and cost effectiveness.

Throughout the course of the ten year relationship, Weyerhaeuser has:

  • Implemented an array of AT&T devices to streamline operations and help workers in the field, including smartphones, tablets and modem cards.
  • Relied on the AT&T network to power multiple applications, such as a construction application for their home builders business unit; a safety and audit application for their wood products group; and an automatic vehicle location (AVL) application for their fleet.

WebTech Wireless™ Quadrant™ – AVL Application

For a company in the business of growing and transporting logs to build homes and other forest products, efficient fleet management is key. Weyerhaeuser has implemented WebTech Wireless™ Quadrant™ from AT&T to help with its timberlands fleet operations. The solution consists of wireless GPS hardware and software services that offer features like mapping, vehicle maintenance, driver status, and in-vehicle navigation.

This AVL application gives dispatchers and trucking managers a real-time view at where their fleet is at any given time. As a result, customers have the ability to spot bottlenecks early on at locations where there are either too many or not enough trucks to keep the product moving smoothly. Managers also have the ability to transmit, collect and analyze important data to help identify where underperforming assets are, and therefore adjust accordingly. Because of these tracking and performance measurements, customers can see a significant cost savings by cutting wait times in problem areas by as much as 50%.

"Weyerhaeuser congratulates AT&T for winning Weyerhaeuser's 2012 IT Supplier of the Year Award. This is an exclusive award given to the IT supplier who best demonstrates a commitment to continuous improvement and overall excellence in the Weyerhaeuser IT environment," said Brad Mjelde, Director, IT Supplier Management, for Weyerhaeuser.

Last year, Weyerhaeuser awarded AT&T its Leadership and Partnership recognition. This year marks the first time AT&T has won the overall IT Supplier award.