LORD Corporation Recognized with Supplier Excellence Award from John Deere
( 03/23/2017 )
(Cary, NC – March 30, 2017) – LORD Corporation – a global leader in adhesives and coatings, vibration and motion control – has earned recognition as a Partner-level supplier for 2016 in the John Deere Achieving Excellence Program.
The Partner-level status is John Deere’s highest supplier rating and this is the first time LORD has achieved this ranking since 2006. LORD Corporation 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.
“I am extremely proud of our John Deere Global Team for its contributions to the success culminating in the achievement of supplier Partner-level status,” says Andrew B. Swoyer, P.E., Global Account Manager, LORD Corporation. “This reflects the tireless effort that each team member has put into supporting John Deere as a global key account.”
LORD has been a significant supplier to John Deere since the early 1950s for solutions including vibration isolators, motion accommodation devices, drivetrain torsional couplings, electro-mechanical TFDs for steering systems, sensing devices and adhesives, among others.
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 program in 1991 to provide a supplier evaluation and feedback process that promotes continuous improvement.
According to the notes from representatives of John Deere Supply Management and Quality that were evaluating LORD against the award criteria, the company “was praised for responsiveness, problem resolution and commitment to attributes of a world class supplier.”
“We value our business relationship with John Deere and are honored to have achieved its Partner level of excellence,” Swoyer adds. “We look forward to continuing to serve each other and both of our customers’ needs.”
For more information, please visit www.lord.com.
LORD Corporation is a diversified technology and manufacturing company developing highly reliable adhesives, coatings, motion management devices, and sensing technologies that significantly reduce risk and improve product performance. For more than 90 years, LORD has worked in collaboration with our customers to provide innovative oil and gas, aerospace, defense, automotive and industrial solutions. With world headquarters in Cary, N.C., LORD has approximately 3,100 employees in 26 countries and operates 19 manufacturing facilities and 10 R&D centers worldwide. LORD actively promotes STEM education and many other community engagement initiatives. For more information, visit http://www.lord.com.
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Photo caption: On left, Rich Czarnecki, John Deere Vice President Global Supply Management, Ag & Turf Division, presents the award to Andy Swoyer, P.E., Global Account Manager, LORD Corporation.