Group O Earns Recognition as John Deere Partner-level Supplier
MILAN, IL – Group O has earned recognition as a Partner-level supplier for 2012 in the John Deere Achieving Excellence Program.
The Partner-level status is Deere & Company’s highest supplier rating. Honorees are selected based on their dedication to providing products and service of outstanding quality, as well as their commitment to continuous improvement.
Group O earned Partner-level status based on the 160 packaging and containment solutions it provides to John Deere operations across 10 nationwide facilities. Group O also provides coating services to John Deere operations across nine manufacturing plants. The company provides just-in-time paint production, coating 2.3 million pieces annually with consistent 72-hour turnaround.
“We’re honored to receive this recognition from John Deere,” said Murad Velani, Group O President and COO. “Quality is incorporated into our organizational DNA at all levels, so that each initiative starts with a failsafe launch and operates with reliable execution at a Six Sigma level or better. This recognition would not be possible without the great execution Group O team members deliver every day in delighting our clients and exceeding their performance standards."
Suppliers who participate in the Achieving Excellence program are evaluated annually in several key performance categories, including quality, cost management, delivery, technical support and wavelength, which is a measure of responsiveness. John Deere Supply Management created the award in 1991 to provide a supplier evaluation and feedback process that promotes continuous improvement.
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