Anixter Named 2018 Shipper of the Year by PARCEL

Anixter Named 2018 Shipper of the Year by PARCEL


GLENVIEW, Ill.—On September 25, 2018, Anixter International Inc. (NYSE: AXE) was named the 2018 PARCEL Forum Shipper of the Year. This award is given to the company that is making game-changing improvements in distribution, logistics and shipping. In 2018, Anixter made great improvements to its operations and logistics processes, including opening a new state-of-the-art distribution facility in Alsip, Illinois. Equipped with an intelligent conveyor system and voice-picking technology, the facility is significantly decreasing Anixter’s processing time.

Anixter received the Shipper of the Year award at the keynote ceremony luncheon of the PARCEL Forum Conference in Chicago, where representatives from Gap Inc.—the 2017 Shipper of the Year—gave a presentation on automation within their warehouse environment. The conference and ceremony were attended by more than 1,200 distribution, logistic and shipping professionals. Bob Beck, senior vice president of operations at Anixter, and Dean Shirkman, global process owner at Anixter, graciously received the award on behalf of Anixter. Also in attendance for Anixter were Orlando McGee, executive vice president of global operations, and Gene Holmes, U.S. director of transportation. “This award is in part recognition that Anixter is on the right path in looking at innovation and technology as a way to improve our ability to service customers,” said McGee. “The long game is to provide our employees with the tools required to increase productivity and speed to customers. The ability for employees to do more with less is where innovation enables Anixter to achieve this. I am extremely proud of the Operations team and humbled by the recognition of our achievement by the PARCEL Forum.”

About Anixter

Anixter International is a leading global distributor of Network & Security Solutions, Electrical & Electronic Solutions and Utility Power Solutions. We help build, connect, power and protect valuable assets and critical infrastructures. From enterprise networks to industrial MRO supply to video surveillance applications to electric power distribution, we offer full-line solutions, and intelligence, that create reliable, resilient systems that sustain businesses and communities. Through our unmatched global distribution network along with our supply chain and technical expertise, we help lower the cost, risk and complexity of our customers’ supply chains.

Anixter adds value to the distribution process by providing our customers access to 1) innovative supply chain solutions, 2) nearly 600,000 products and over $1.0 billion in inventory, 3) over 300 warehouses/branch locations with approximately 9.0 million square feet of space and 4) locations in over 300 cities in approximately 50 countries. Founded in 1957 and headquartered near Chicago, Anixter trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol AXE. For more information, visit


PARCEL is a media company for the parcel logistics industry. PARCEL Forum is an annual conference dedicated to the unique and ever-changing needs of professionals who are responsible for the shipping, warehousing, packaging, distribution and delivery of parcels. It is the industry’s only peer-driven, peer-reviewed and peer-produced conference and has helped thousands of parcel shipping professionals learn how to ship more packages, more frequently, more efficiently, and more cost-effectively. For more information, visit