Bridgestone Earns John Deere Partner-Level Supplier Recognition
Bridgestone Americas (Bridgestone) announced that the company has earned recognition as a Partner-level supplier for 2015 in the John Deere & Company (Deere & Company) Achieving Excellence Program. The Partner-level status is Deere & Company's highest supplier rating. The company was selected for the honor in recognition of its dedication to providing products and service of outstanding quality, as well as its commitment to continuous improvement. Employees of Bridgestone accepted the recognition during formal ceremonies recently held in Bettendorf, Iowa.
Bridgestone is a supplier of agricultural and off-the-road tires to Deere & Company's global operations with the majority of the business activities involving John Deere's North American agricultural equipment manufacturing facilities.
"We are honored to receive this award of excellence from John Deere," said Kurt Danielson, president, Bridgestone Commercial Group. "We are constantly evaluating our performance to make sure our customers receive superior service from us at all times. This recognition proudly demonstrates the hard work and dedication of our employees at offices around the globe."
Suppliers who participate in Deere & Company's 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 program in 1991 to provide a supplier evaluation and feedback process that promotes continuous improvement.