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Banneker Industries Earns Supply Chain Excellence Award from Providence Business News

North Smithfield, R.I. (April 29, 2014) – Last week, Providence Business News awarded Banneker Industries the publisher’s inaugural Supply Chain Excellence Award during a ceremony recognizing achievement in the local manufacturing industry. Banneker Industries, a supply chain management services provider, manages more than $750 million in assets and serves as an exemplary role model for small businesses in Rhode Island.

“We are honored to be recognized by Providence Business News for our achievements,” said Cheryl W. Snead, president and CEO. “Many of our customers have been with us since we opened our doors, and part of the reason for that satisfaction in our services is the company’s devotion to systemic and continuous improvement, it is a total team effort and success. It’s simply not enough to set a goal of being a world-class company; it has to be earned. At Banneker Industries, we have earned that distinction through our ISO certifications and through the delivery of satisfying customer experiences.”

 Pictured: Banneker President & CEO Cheryl W. Snead (c) accepts the Supply Chain Excellence Award from Providence Business News Publisher Roger Bergenheim (l). Harsha Prakash, Chief Executive Officer of Polaris MEP, an award sponsor, is on the right.

Among the criteria considered for the supply chain excellence awards are customer service, workforce development and training, safety performance, financial stability and growth, continuous improvement programs, and community stewardship, involvement, and support.

Among Banneker’s clients are major corporations and the United States government. They include: Raytheon, BAE Systems, Harris Corporation, CVS/Caremark, Alex & Ani, Johnson Controls, Dennison Pharmaceuticals, and Honeywell. The company holds government clearances and are COMSEC Custodians.

The company’s commitment to standards of excellence and continuous improvement are well documented. They have earned the following quality certifications: ISO 9001; AS9100; ISO 14001; Lean Six Sigma Black, Yellow and Green Belts; 7S Program; Certified Professionals in Supply Management (CPSM), and Certified Quality Auditors, Managers, Engineers and Inspectors, among others.


Banneker offers integrated logistics and supply chain management services including value-added warehousing, procurement, inspection, kitting, distribution, packaging and fulfillment, onsite services and more. It is one of the leading disadvantaged, minority and woman-owned small businesses in the country. For more information, visit


Banneker is a certified Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB), Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) and a Women Business Enterprise (WBE)/Women Owned Small Business (WOSB).

AS9100, ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certified company