SOURCE: Riverwood Solutions

Riverwood Solutions

May 08, 2013 08:00 ET

Riverwood Solutions Named to The IAOP 2013 Global Outsourcing 100® Service Providers List

Company Named as a "Rising Star" and as a "Best 20 Companies in China"

MENLO PARK, CA--(Marketwired - May 8, 2013) - Riverwood Solutions, the innovator in managed supply chain services and operations consulting, today announced that the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals® (IAOP) has selected the company in the Rising Star category for the 2013 Global Outsourcing 100® service provider's list.

The International Association of Outsourcing Professionals® (IAOP®) is in its eighth year of compiling its annual ranking of the world's best outsourcing service providers and advisors -- The Global Outsourcing 100. The Global Outsourcing 100 and its sub-lists are essential references for companies seeking new and expanded relationships with the best companies in the industry. The lists include companies from around the world that provide the full spectrum of outsourcing services -- not just information technology and business process outsourcing, but also facility services, real estate and capital asset management, manufacturing and logistics. They include not only today's leaders, but tomorrow's rising stars.

"We are very proud to have been selected by the by the IAOP for this distinguished award and are grateful to all of our OEM clients that have made this award possible," said Tom Smach, Chairman of the Board of Riverwood Solutions and former CFO of global outsourcing giant Flextronics International (NASDAQ: FLEX). "As outsourced manufacturing has expanded globally to become the dominant manufacturing model in technology, more and more firms have recognized the need for help in managing their outsourced and offshore supply chains. Riverwood's global footprint, unparalleled expertise, and unique business model has quickly gained favor with Fortune 1,000 companies and innovative start-ups alike."

"As applicants continually raise the bar and as the outsourcing industry continues to grow and mature in many markets, competition is tougher," said Jag Dalal, Chief Advisor Thought Leadership, IAOP and chairman of the judges' panel. "Being named to The Global Outsourcing 100 and The World's Best Outsourcing Advisors is a great achievement, particularly given the strong competition, and we are proud to recognize Riverwood Solutions for their excellence."

"Riverwood Solutions is honored to be recognized by IAOP for our rapidly growing and award winning outsourced supply chain services," said Ron Keith, CEO of Riverwood Solutions. "The rapid revenue growth in our services business is a testament to both the underserved market needs addressed by our company's HOST® model, and the value created by all of our hardworking team members in the U.S., Mexico, Europe, and Asia. We're proud to be listed alongside the truly exceptional companies on the Global Outsourcing 100."

About IAOP

The International Association of Outsourcing Professionals® (IAOP®) is the global, standard-setting organization and advocate for the outsourcing profession. With more than 120,000 members and affiliates worldwide, IAOP helps companies increase their outsourcing success rate, improve their outsourcing ROI, and expand the opportunities for outsourcing across their businesses. To learn more, visit

About Riverwood Solutions

Riverwood Solutions ( helps OEMs improve supply chain performance, optimize their operations, and maximize the value of their outsourced relationships. The company provides consulting and managed services to the world's leading technology product companies and most innovative start-ups on a local and global basis. The company's proprietary and award winning HOST® (Hybrid Outsourced Services Team) Model provides highly skilled local resources to help OEMs manage their far flung supply base and improve supply chain performance without adding fixed costs or internal infrastructure. Headquartered in Menlo Park, CA, Riverwood Solutions designs, optimizes, implements, and manages global supply chains from offices in the USA, Mexico, Switzerland, Singapore, and China. 

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